[uf-discuss] Date of Death in hCard

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Thu Jun 28 06:38:42 PDT 2007

On 27 Jun 2007, at 20:33, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> There having been no comments, much less objections, I intend to  
> proceed with this, using "died" as the property name, in five days  
> from the time of posting.

I have no objections to this. It's a useful extension to hCard as a  
‘profile’ format; which it is very much being used for on the web.

I would be prepared to have ‘hCard profile extensions’ separated from  
hCard, though. There's value in the hCard spec being 1:1 with vcard,  
especially with regards compatibility with desktop tools.

Although this particular extension wouldn't have a major impact on  
that use, if we're to open the can of adding new fields, I'd like it  
considered that we clearly separate it, perhaps into a separate   
specification, citing hCard as the base and then fully specifying  
additional fields.

That way it remains valid to implement hCard for the purposes of just  
representing vCard on the web, and more suitable implementations  
could embrace these extensions as well.

Does anyone agree?


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