[uf-discuss] rel-hcard?

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 11:19:05 PST 2006

There have been some documented efforts for Auto-discovery of hCard
data, please see the wiki[1] and feel free to add your experiences.


[1] - http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-brainstorming#Auto-Discovery

On 11/7/06, Siegfried Gipp <siegfried at rorkvell.de> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, 7. November 2006 15:36 schrieb Adam Darowski:
> > Pardon me if this came up before on the list. But I'm a bit worried
> > about what type of/how much data is being marked up in hCard.
> > Sometimes it seems to just be names, titles, and organizations. So,
> > when these are converted to vCard, it doesn't really provide true
> > *contact* information. So, I'm throwing "rel-hcard" out there. You
> > post someone's name and add a link back to their own personal site
> > (which THERE is marked up in hCard). On that link, you put a
> > rel-hcard. This also helps make sure that content is up to date.
> Nice idea. This would work, if the target resource (i.e. the target html page)
> has a root element of class vcard, or in case of html, at least a <body
> class="vcard">.
> Or the url points to a container with an id within that page. Then f.ex. the
> target page may contain some
> <address class="vcard" id="AlbertEinstein">
> ...
> </address>
> and then you might link to that address record with <a
> href="http://where.ever/me.html#AlbertEinstein" rel="vcard">bla</a>
> This would then have a similar meaning as the type attribute. The type
> attribute with its property defines the mime type of the target, the
> rel="vcard" would define a microformats address record as target. Nice idea.
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