[uf-discuss] hCard names - n vs. fn
paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Mon Apr 23 14:53:01 PDT 2007
From: "Andy Mabbett" <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> On reflection, would it make more sense to reverse the "n" and "fn",
> <TD class="fn">
> <SPAN class="honorific-prefix">The Rt Hon</SPAN>
> <SPAN class="n">Tony Blair</SPAN>
> <SPAN class="honorific-suffix">MP</SPAN>
No, for then
- fn is "The Rt Hon Tony Blair MP"
- n is "Tony Blair"
Neither of which are acceptable.
The former code is:
<SPAN class="honorific-prefix">The Rt Hon</SPAN>
<SPAN class="fn">Tony Blair</SPAN>
- fn "Tony Blair"
- n honorific-prefix "The Rt Hon"
- n honorific-suffix "MP"
The rest of the name can be implied by <quote>allowing the "FN" property to
imply "N" property values in typical cases</quote>
My question to Brain is, even though we're being more explicit with the use
of the N property, should that permit us to then totally disregard any FN
Who's responsibility is it to parse the information in FN.
given-name (space) family-name
family-name (comma) given-name
family-name (comma) given-name-first-initial
family-name (space) given-name-first-initial (optional period)
Is this to rest on the shoulders of people creating templates for their
pages, or can it be done consistantly and reliably by the tools that
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