[uf-discuss] vcard fn for name in "A. B. Smith" format
jeremy at adactio.com
Thu Aug 31 02:42:29 PDT 2006
I was working an intranet site for a posh estate agent recently, and
they had all sorts of ludicrous edge cases in their database of upper-
class landed gentry. We also came across a problem (that would be
tough to address in hCard) that some people's given names aren't used
in any form of address.
For example, the name might be "Charles Windsor", but the form of
address is "His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales".
I suppose the abbreviation pattern could theoretically be butchered
for this purpose:
<abbr class="fn" title="Charles Windsor">His Royal Highness, The
Prince of Wales</abbr>
But I'm inclined to think that a simpler solution would be to avoid
the problem altogether by having a revolution (we don't have to
necessarily shoot 'em; just strip them of their ludicrous titles).
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