[uf-discuss] LinkedIn and Microformats

brian suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 14:53:57 PDT 2006

The only exception, would be if we have an hCard profile. Then if they
explicitly used that profile, then you should assume that any
class="vcard" is not just a CSS property, but instead a microformat.
Without that profile, you can't do that.


Chris Casciano wrote:
> On Jun 13, 2006, at 5:18 PM, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
>> I was going to report the happy news that LinkedIn [1] is using
>> hCards, as my little Greasemonkey script was showing an icon on the
>> page. Alas, it's not to be -- here's what they're doing:
>> <p
>>  class="vcard"><a
>>  href="/addressBookExport?exportMemberVCard=&memberID=6172221"
>>  name="_exportVCard">Download vCard</a></p>
>> D'oh -- they're using "vcard" to mark that there's, umm, a vcard at
>> the other end of the link. If anyone knows anyone at LinkedIn, you
>> may want to give them a nudge.
>> Regards, etc...
>> David
>> [1] http://www.linkedin.com/
> And?
> I guess it doesn't hurt to give them a nudge and let them know that
> the class they're using triggers the script in your browser making you
> think something is there that is not, but do microformats own the
> strings used in various classes and other attributes?
> If was a web developer that new nothing of microformats something like
> the above would certainly make plenty of sense.
> Sounds like just a typical gotcha when you're doing this kind of thing
> (writing MF consumers that is).

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