hCard creator and multitoken given/family names (was: Re: [uf-discuss] hCite elevator pitch and my bibliography generator)

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Mar 28 10:00:00 PST 2007

On Mar 28, 2007, at 9:47 AM, Henri Sivonen wrote:
> On Mar 23, 2007, at 14:22, Paul Wilkins wrote:
>> Currently the formatted names are accepted in the following formats
>> given-name (space) family-name
>> family-name (comma) given-name
>> family-name (comma) given-name-first-initial
>> family-name (space) given-name-first-initial (optional period)
> Then it appears that hCard creator (http://microformats.org/code/ 
> hcard/creator) is broken.
> If I enter "Jesus Maria" as the given name and "van der Boer y  
> Gonzales" as the family name, I get:
> <span class="fn">Jesus Maria van der Boer y Gonzales</span>

This is a bug caused by lack of foresight on my part. It should be  
fixed now.

> I'd be interested in a design rationale pointer explaining why  
> having more than two tokens in an fn is not allowed when the  
> information about the roles of the tokens is unavailable to the  
> producer of the markup. Is this something that has been inherited  
> wholesale from vCard?

Having more than 2 tokens in an fn is allowed, it's just not useful  
for calculating an implied-n.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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