[uf-discuss] Best practice for the "value" subproperty
Costello, Roger L.
costello at mitre.org
Thu Nov 2 11:49:19 PST 2006
I just found an example in Brian Suda's book which shows microformat
markup adding data to HTML text. For example, consider this HTML text:
My home is a big, brown house...
The creator of this HTML text would like to add geo data, but has no
interest in displaying lat/lon decimal values. However, making geo
information available to aggregators is of great interest.
Without impacting the HTML presentation geo data can be added:
<abbr class="geo" title="37.408183, -122.13855"> My home</abbr> is a
big, brown house...
The value of title is a composite value - lat, lon
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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
> 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
> 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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