[uf-discuss] MicroID anyone?

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Apr 19 11:10:22 PDT 2006

On 4/19/06 10:59 AM, "Ryan King" <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:

> On Apr 18, 2006, at 6:49 PM, Sam Sethi wrote:
>> Thanks Eran.  Also lots of back reading to do ;-)  But one more quick
>> question do you have a pointer to the topic on why hcard's are
>> class=vcard
>> and not class=hcard? In fact why the class=hxxxxx is not the standard
>> moniker for calender, reviews etc? I am sure it has a very good
>> reason and
>> has been debated sometime ago?
> Yeah a *long* time ago. The reason is that there's no need to
> introduce a new term into the vocabulary when we already have one
> (ie, vcard).

Precisely.  And in this regard we (microformats) followed the precedent of
(i.e. reused the methodology of) iCalendar RFC2445, which, despite being
named "iCalendar", reused the name of the root object VCALENDAR from the
previous Versit proposed standard instead of renaming it to ICALENDAR.



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