[uf-discuss] hCalendar, geo & Operator extension

ryan ryan at theryanking.com
Wed Dec 5 11:00:50 PST 2007

On Dec 5, 2007, at 9:28 AM, John Panzer wrote:
> James O'Donnell wrote:
>> On 4 Dec 2007, at 07:13, John Panzer wrote:
>>> I've been asked how to handle this case (you have an area, or an  
>>> inexact location, and want to encode it while providing a  
>>> friendly human readable but possibly ambiguous short hand name  
>>> for said place).  Is there any existing practices to look at?
>>> Secondly, would this be a valid geo encoding 'abbreviation' ?
>>> <abbr title='22.31119;+89.86145'>the point under my finger right  
>>> now</abbr>
>> The thing about abbreviations is, the expanded text replaces the  
>> shortened form, rather than supplementing it. So I'd guess your  
>> example wouldn't work unless the text 'the point under my finger  
>> right now' could be replaced by '22.31119;+89.86145' and still  
>> make sense when read in its larger context.
>> <span> is probably a safer element to use for encoding lat/long  
>> positions.
> Yes, in context this is really additional annotation, so abbr would  
> be wrong.  Thanks.
> But then is title appropriate if using a span?
> <span title='22.31119;+89.86145'>the point under my finger right  
> now</span>.

This won't work with any microformats. The title attribute is only  
defined to work on the abbr element.

> The adr microformat also works well when you have a named location,  
> but in some cases we won't.  The specific use case is that the  
> location is automatically generated, e.g., via GPS or other means,  
> and the author can opt to have it automatically added in to the  
> content they create.  E.g., a photo and caption from a GPS enabled  
> cellphone.

Honestly I'd recommend that unless you can put the lat/long in a  
human-visible spot, just leave it off.


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