genealogy (was Re: life,
death and address books (was Re: [uf-discuss] hCard and Life Dates?))
timothy.gambell at aya.yale.edu
Wed Apr 19 15:29:11 PDT 2006
Hi Tantek and Atamido,
I think genealogy is more about relationships (ie marriage, parent
child, etc) than individual biographies. A genealogy microformat, to
my way of thinking, would borrow more from XFN than hCard.
To deal with life dates and other biographical information (like,
gender, nationality, life events, etc) I think it would be more
elegant to have a separate biography format, based on hCard. A
biography format could serve as a building block for geneology,
citation, movie credits, etc.
Just my two cents. Your thoughts?
On Apr 19, 2006, at 4:58 PM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> On 4/19/06 2:29 PM, "Atamido" <paul at msn.com> wrote:
>> Not that I'm proposing that hCard be used for genealogy, but if a
>> genealogy format were made it would likely pull all relevant classes
>> from hCard. In fact, it would probably just be an hCard with a few
>> missing/additional classes.
> Your suggestion is right on. Reframing this question as:
> "How do we represent genealogy information as it is published on
> the Web?"
> is the best way IMHO to proceed with this discussion.
> Start with http://microformats.org/wiki/genealogy-examples and
> let's go from
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