[uf-discuss] Re: Sanity check on hCard usage

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Tue May 23 21:24:27 PDT 2006

I think in order to validate, you need to supply at least the 'n'
value, even if the screenname is not the actual "name":

<li class="vcard"><span class="n nickname">ChattingChuck</span></li>

On the other hand, I don't know if you *should* mark up those
fragments as hcards given the 'n' requirement... I think it's good to
be semantic to the last drop, but I think Tantek's advice on this
issue would help: how little data can substantiate hcard markup?


On 5/23/06, John Panzer <jpanzer at aol.net> wrote:
> All,
> I have a use case for displaying lists of people (readers of a blog)
> which seems reasonable to mark up using XOXO and hCard.  However, in at
> least some of the cases the only piece of information I have about a
> user is their login ID, which is an AOL/AIM 'screen name'.  Is this a
> reasonable minimal hCard markup for these cases?
> <li class="vcard"><span class="nickname">ChattingChuck</span></li>
> Two questions here: (1) is "nickname" the right way to say this and (2)
> is this sufficient to be a reasonable if minimal hCard?
> Thanks,
> John Panzer
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