hCard history and extensions (was Re: [uf-discuss] Date of Death in hCard)

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Tue Jul 3 00:45:27 PDT 2007

On 6/30/07 7:11 AM, "Jeremy Keith" <jeremy at adactio.com> wrote:

> I don't believe that hCard needs to be extended to accommodate a
> "date of death" field. I think that we already have a microformat to
> deal with this use case; it just doesn't happen to be hCard.
> The dtend field in hCalendar seems like the perfect fit for this.
> Microformats are intended to be embeddable within one another: an
> hCalendar within an hCard (or visa-versa, depending on how you look
> at it) allows for all the desired information to be marked up:
> <p class="hcard vevent">

Minor correction (s/hcard/vcard in the class attribute)

  <p class="vcard vevent">

>  <span class="fn summary">Charles Darwin</span> was
>  born on <abbr title="1809-02-12" class="dtstart bday">February 12,
> 1809</abbr>
>  and died on <abbr title="1882-04-19" class="dtend">April 19,1882</
> abbr>.
> </p>

Otherwise, this is an excellent idea Jeremy.

Perhaps you could add it to http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-brainstorming
as a suggested use of hCard with hCalendar?



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