[uf-discuss] Conformance criteria for hCard and hCalendar

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Mon Jun 5 01:12:28 PDT 2006

Welcome Henri!

Great to hear that you are developing a conformance checker for HTML5.  I
look forward to trying out the fruits of your efforts, and we're here to
help however possible.

In short yes there are some conformance criteria for hCard and hCalendar,
but as you observed, it would not hurt for there to be more.

This issue has been previously raised by Ian Hickson.  See hcard-issues and
hcalendar-issues respectively, and feel free to add more details to the
issues that Hixie brought up.





On 6/5/06 12:53 AM, "Henri Sivonen" <hsivonen at iki.fi> wrote:

> (Originally sent to the WHAT WG list. I was advised to resend here.)
> How is one supposed to extract conformance requirements from the
> hCard and hCalendar specs? The section that defines the format in
> both specs is rather short. Is it an obvious bijective mapping
> between hCalendar/iCalendar and hCard/vCard for those who are
> familiar with the iCalendar and vCard formats? (It isn't obvious to
> me.) The existence of
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-parsing
> suggests that the specs themselves are not sufficient descriptions of
> the formats and their processing.
> Are there even any conformance requirements for these formats? (The
> specs seem to encourage view source instead of pointing to
> conformance criteria.)
> I am developing a conformance checker for HTML5, and HTML5 may end up
> making a normative reference to hCalendar and hCard.

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