[uf-discuss] Massive use of hCard - need validation and discussion

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Feb 10 13:23:06 PST 2006

On 2/10/06 12:51 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> Is there really any point in hcarding things that have no contact
> information?


A smarter browser could detect these "people" and "organizations" mentioned
in pages, and perhaps connect them with entries *you already have* in your
local address book (or data it has found in hCards elsewhere), and allow you
to look them up, go to their webpage (even if the author has't marked them
up) call them etc.  Just imagine all the specific "right-click" verbs you
might apply to an "object" if you knew it was a person or organization.

Even just knowing that a list of people are associated with something (such
as attendees at a meeting :) is useful information, whether or not you
provide any contact info for those people.

> I'm skeptical that the markup above would be useful to
> anyone. Ever. :-)

I'm sure more than few folks will take that as a good challenge :)



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