[uf-discuss] Microformats in Form Fields
ryan at ryancannon.com
Thu Sep 28 08:52:47 PDT 2006
> What if I was to mark up the form (and fields) with hCard classes?
> Good idea? Bad idea? I strikes me that it could be useful for auto-
> complete applications, but not sure if it would ‘pollute’ the web
> with effectively a useless/empty hCard when the form is published.
Wouldn't a solution to this be not to wrap the form fields in a
The information would then never actually generate a vcard using a
a blank form is not technically a vcard in HTML.
Alternately, you could use @name to supply your semantics instead of
The server-side parser would need its internal data names
standardized on hCard
(not a bad idea, IMHO).
My browser, OmniWeb, allows you to define synonyms for your Address Book
data, such that you could define 'family-name' as a synonym for
'Last'. I can
already take advantage of forms where @name is marked up with hCard
MSI Student, School of Information
University of Michigan
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