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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Apr 27 12:39:51 PDT 2007

In message
<cdc278e10704260322g48b78e18jb2ce50ec88564c93 at mail.gmail.com>, Ciaran
McNulty <mail at ciaranmcnulty.com> writes

>On a side-note, the issue of what to do with user-entered names where
>one isn't sure of the formatting is one I've also had issues with and
>could do with some attention - for now hCard is only going to be
>useful in applications where the author has the users' names split
>into the relevant fields and for me it's a major stumbling block.

In the case I cited, there are three template fields:

        honorific suffix

given that, in any individual case, the makeup of the name field is
unknown, and could be:

        FirstName Surname

        FirstName "Nickname" Surname

        FirstName MiddleName Surname

        FirstName Surname Surname

        FirstName MiddleName Surname Surname

        EasternFamilyName EasternGivenName

or even:


how would people suggest applying name-related hCard properties?

Andy Mabbett
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