[uf-discuss] Extracting N from hCard (was: Citation Straw Proposal II)

Ryan Cannon ryan at ryancannon.com
Mon May 1 15:20:55 PDT 2006

I added this to the Straw Proposals section of the Wiki, but I'm  
wondering if we need to create a general name microformat for use  
across formats. The problem with citations and author names is that  
we have to do:

<div class="citation">
     <span class="title">The Book of Ryan</span>
     <span class="author-name vcard">
         <span class="fn">Ryan Cannon</span>

Adding extra markup.

I see two solutions to this:
   - Extracting N/FN properties into their own microformat
   - Creating an implied optimization, such that if a vCard contains  
no other properties,
     it implies "fn" to all text within.

I like the second solution better.
Ryan Cannon

Interactive Developer
MSI Student, School of Information
University of Michigan

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