[uf-discuss] hCard and vCard
wzqtptl02 at sneakemail.com
Thu Aug 3 05:07:45 PDT 2006
> For example (and I've done this myself on numerous
> occasions) "come and hear <span class="vcard"><span class="fn">Ben
> Barren</span></span> speak about..." is really not contact
> information, but this is a very commonly cited example of how one
> might use hCard (for example, for conference speakers).
Hmm, well the resulting vCard wouldn't actually be especially useful
:) If it at least associated the person with a URL it would create a
useful chunk of information. But I guess it does change it from "bit
of text" to "someone's name" so.... yeah. But it is awfully borderline
> I think many would argue for maintaining the 1:1 relationship between
> the fields of vCard and the properties of hCard. It's what happens to
> the semantics of vCard that is at issue.
So basically the uf wouldn't change, we'd just change the description
to allow usages other than strictly "a person's contact details"?
> "However, hCard maintains a 1:1 relationship with the fields of vCard"
> Does this seem to capture current thinking and practice with hCard?
I wouldn't really want to see hCard extended beyond the fields of
vCard, even though vCard has some crappy limitations. The 1:1 means
hCards can feed data to the surprisingly large number of devices (and
software) that can use vCards... which was a major selling point
getting into our corporate directory :)
But, I think it's fair enough to say that entities and places can have
a vCard - it doesn't just have to be a person.
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