[uf-discuss] definitive hCard on a page

Frances Berriman fberriman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 12:51:50 PDT 2007

On 04/07/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message
> <e86992a40707040536l3fbe1804v4058ade6e4e534f6 at mail.gmail.com>, Frances
> Berriman <fberriman at gmail.com> writes
> >On 04/07/07, Thom Shannon <thom at ts0.com> wrote:
> >> What would be the way to markup a hCard as being the definitive hCard on
> >> a page. For example the page owner or author. My blog has hCards of
> >> friends and commenters, as well as my own. But I'd like a programmatic
> >> way to identify mine, mainly to access information about me at my openid.
> >
> >The <address> element is for signifying the page author.  This'd
> >probably suit what you're looking for (<address class="vcard"> etc.).
> That's fine when the primary subject of the page is it's author.
> Imagine, though, a biography of Paul McCartney. It might mention that he
> was in a popular music ensemble with John Lennon, Ringo Star and George
> Harrison, produced by George Martin, and was married to Linda McCartney
> and someone else, and had children called Stella, Mary and so on.
> The page's author might be, say, Hunter Davies.
> Each of these people might have an hCard - but how do we indicate that
> Paul McCartney's hCard is the primary one for the page?

A primary hCard wouldn't be the same as the author of the page.
That's a different problem.

Frances Berriman

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