[uf-discuss] meeting minutes: microformats needed?

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed May 3 08:12:29 PDT 2006

On 5/3/06 5:29 AM, "Scott Reynen" <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:

> On May 3, 2006, at 6:31 AM, Edward Summers wrote:
>> On May 3, 2006, at 5:29 AM, brush wrote:
>>> *new microformat?: hparticipants (multiple hcards plus class="role")
>>>   -- could be useful in many other circumstances
>> If a role could somehow be assigned to an hCard it would be very
>> useful in the citation microformat for authors, editors,
>> translators, etc...
> Doesn't the ROLE property already serve this purpose?
> "Type name: ROLE
> Type purpose: To specify information concerning the role, occupation,
> or business category of the object the vCard represents."
> See:
> http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2426.html
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard#Property_List

Agreed.  It does appear that ROLE can be used in this manner.  It doesn't
have a predefined set of values.  If another format reuses hCard in this
manner and leverages ROLE, it may wish to enumerate (suggest) and define
specific values.


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