[uf-discuss] A question about the "locality" property in hCard microformat

ryan ryan at theryanking.com
Tue Dec 18 12:40:12 PST 2007

On Dec 17, 2007, at 11:45 PM, Janne Kainulainen wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I've run into a bit of a problem with the locality property in hCard
> microformat with large companies in Finland.
> Large companies in Finland can get their company name as their
> "locality" in their mailing address.
> I've worked with the Finnish national broadcasting company YLE (the
> Finnish equivalent to the BBC) in the past and suggested they use the
> hCard Microformat in their global footer to display their address.
> They've started to do so, but Microformat parsers get the address
> wrong because of this locality issue. Should it be even marked as
> "locality" because it's not an actual location any more? Operator for
> example gets it wrong when trying to a find the address on Google
> maps.

It sounds like this is more a problem with Google's address search  
than with the data.

> Could the solution be to add the "org" property as a secondary
> classname to the locality resulting in "locality org"?

Adding an 'org' class name won't change anything in this case, the  
locality will be the same.


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