[uf-discuss] geo and named locations

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Sun Jul 23 20:22:31 PDT 2006

Hello John,

You don't have to use the whole hCard.  Some Microformats have been
extracted from this.

There's "adr" -- http://microformats.org/wiki/adr -- for just
specifying addresses.  And there's "geo" --
http://microformats.org/wiki/geo -- for just specifying geo info.

Hope that helps.

See ya

On 7/23/06, John Allsopp <john at westciv.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> this is going to sound awfully pedantic I think, but I am just trying
> to clarify the following from the geo specification
> If the publisher knows and is publishing the name of the location in
> addition to its geo lat/long, then the publisher MUST use hCard
> instead of just geo to publish the name and geo lat/long of the
> location.
> Of course this makes perfect sense with most places - like a hotel,
> or a human made landmark. But what about "natural" landmarks - like
> Mt Everest, which have a name, but for which vCard doesn't seem to me
> appropriate (as it's not "contact information").
> I wonder, actually in that context, whether it would make sense to
> mark up the Eiffel Tower with a vCard, or just geo and/or adr
> (depending on the use context), as for example in a Tourist guide, is
> infomation about visiting the landmark "contact" information ("person
> or white pages type of directory information" - RFC2426 )?
> But, I'd very much like people's thoughts
> thanks in advance
> john
> John Allsopp
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