[uf-discuss] hCard names - n vs. fn

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Apr 22 13:06:22 PDT 2007

I'm not clear on the relationship between "n" and "fn " in hCard. I have
some markup:

        <TD class="n">
          <SPAN class="honorific-prefix">The Rt Hon</SPAN>&nbsp;
          <SPAN class="fn">Tony Blair</SPAN>
          <SPAN class="honorific-suffix">MP</SPAN>

Tails gives:

        Name: The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP
        Full Name: Tony Blair
        Given Name: %
        Family Name: %
        Additional Name: %
        Honorific Prefix: The Rt Hon
        Honorific Suffix: MP
        Nickname: %

Operator gives:

        fn=Tony Blair
        object n {
          object honorific-prefix {
                0=The Rt Hon
          object honorific-suffix {

and exports:


        N;CHARSET=UTF-8:;;;The Rt Hon;MP

        FN;CHARSET=UTF-8:Tony Blair

Which is right, and is the mark-up valid? It's not possible to mark up
given- and family- names, as this is template generated, and the
granularity cannot be guaranteed.

Andy Mabbett
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