[uf-discuss] marking up initials in names

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Dec 30 14:38:03 PST 2007

I have a need to mark up some people's names, which are given as
initials only, and where the full names for which those initials stand
are not known. For example, "A. N. Other".

Based on real -life example of people I know, that might be someone who
is known as "Adrian" to their friends, or they might use the name

In the absence of an "initials" property, how would you mark up such a
name, in an hCard?

I have "brainstormed" such a property for possible inclusion in an
updated vCard spec:


Andy Mabbett

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