[uf-discuss] LinkedIn and Microformats
chris.messina at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 15:16:47 PDT 2006
I'm going to reveal my ignorance, but how does one include a profile?
On 6/13/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> We *do* have an hCard profile with URI, thanks to DanC:
> But even without that, it is not unreasonable to assume that class="vcard"
> is an hCard.
> Just as it is not unreasonable (as in they all do it) for a browser to
> assume that <html> is an HTML document even if there is no DOCTYPE that
> points to a DTD URL which defines the element <html> as such.
> We'll get to the point in a few years where more folks are using profiles,
> but for now, microformats are like the early days of HTML where no one
> bothered to use DTDs. Be patient, we'll get there.
> On 6/13/06 2:53 PM, "brian suda" <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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.
> > -brian
> > 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  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
> >>>  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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