[uf-discuss] An Inconvenient hCard

Paul Wilkins paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Wed Mar 21 12:23:47 PST 2007

Ara Pehlivanian wrote:
> On 3/21/07, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
>> <span class="tel">Tél.: <span class="value">(514) 123-4567</span></span>
>> <span class="tel"><abbr class="type" title="fax">Téléc.</abbr>: <span
>> class="value">(514) 123-4568</span></span>
> Does the following make any sense to you as a potential solution to i18n?
> <span class="tel tel">Téléphone: <span class="value">(514)
> 123-4567</span></span>
> <span class="tel fax">Télécopieur: <span class="value">(514)
> 123-4568</span></span>
> as opposed to stretching the semantics of the <abbr> tag?

Quoted from http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-issues

REJECTED TRIED ALREADY. Using class names for the "type" of a tel or adr 
was attempted (http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-parsing#ISSUE_2), and 
failed in many situations. In addition, the "type" information is actual 
data, not just a property name, and thus deserves to be in the visible 
markup. Note that you can use abbreviations, e.g. <abbr class="type" 
title="work">W:</abbr> in order to present the type in a way that may 
better fit in with the rest of your presentation.

Paul Wilkins

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