[uf-discuss] Best practice for the "value" subproperty
qidydl at gmail.com
Thu Nov 2 08:43:30 PST 2006
On 11/2/06, Costello, Roger L. <costello at mitre.org> wrote:
> A thought occurred to me with regards to the Design #3 approach. Can I
> add information that didn't exist in the original HTML text?
> Suppose that this is the original HTML text:
> John will be our speaker. Mr. Public will talk about ...
> And here is how I mark it up (using Design #3):
> <abbr class="fn" title="Mr. John Q. Public, Esq.">John</abbr>
> will be our speaker. Mr. Public will talk about ...
> Notice that I added information that was not in the original HTML text,
> namely, his middle initial and his suffix.
Unfortunately, I don't think this is valid. The real required field
is n (name), but hCard uses something called "implied n optimization"
 to derive n from fn (formatted name) if only fn is given. This
simplifies the common case of "given-name family-name". However, this
only works if fn is fairly simple. If you want to include prefixes,
middle initials, suffixes, etc. then you have to fully specify the n
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