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

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Jun 28 12:55:20 PDT 2007

In message 
<8ad71be30706281127t70eccfe3pc2bc6bda81708c8b at mail.gmail.com>, Benjamin 
West <bewest at gmail.com> writes

>> On the contrary; you have been presented with evidence *and* use cases
>> for date-of-death more than once; not least in the first post in this
>> thread.
>Andy, I'm not sure which evidence you are referring to.

Not least:


>  All I noticed was a
>a sum of google search results.  We've previously discussed using 
>engine hits as evidence.

Indeed; some people think it should be discarded as evidence, and some 
of us are more realistic.

>> Allow me to correct myself:
>> The justification for the hCard on that page including his date of death
>> (and places of birth and death, for that matter) is not negated by the
>> historical, almost accidental, relationship of hCard with vCard.
>I'm not sure the lack of negation or an objection is a good reason to decide
>on property names chosen without evidence.

Neither am I; that's not what I was proposing.

Andy Mabbett

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