[uf-discuss] Re: Actions
rob at sanchothefat.com
Wed Nov 1 10:10:24 PST 2006
Scott Reynen wrote:
> On Nov 1, 2006, at 10:35 AM, Joel Selvadurai wrote:
>> I'm new here so forgive me for mentioning something which may have
>> come up before.
>> I was thinking that there needs to be some sort of microformat for an
>> action. For example, a hResume may contain an action, and the action
>> may be 'call' or 'email' specifying phone number email address.
> It sounds like what you're describing is contact information, which is
> covered by hCard:
> Specifically, the 'tel' and 'email' properties cover your examples.
> You can embed hCard within hResume.
I'd agree with Scott there, 'call' and 'email' in hcard are more like a
choice or just information presented to the reader, actions suggest
something you're supposed to do on a page or what a particular page
itself is supposed to do. The <form> attribute "action" covers that. Say
you have an email form, perhaps nested in your hcard instead of a
mailto, this will already have an "action", namely 'contact' or
'send-mail' or whatever the name of the page is that the form posts to.
I can't think of a way to make your email address exportable doing it
that way though, unless you can have action="mailto:foo at bar.com" but
that just seems silly. Not to mention the w3c spec doesn't want to touch
action="anything-other-than-an-http-uri" with a barge pole.
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