[uf-discuss] split full names
bjonkman at sobac.com
Thu Oct 4 10:00:05 PDT 2007
How microformats handle this in hCards is documented on the Wiki at
It explicitly restricts this fn optimization to two-part names.
This is what Frances Berriman <microformats-discuss at microformats.org> said
about "Re: [uf-discuss] split full names" on 4 Oct 2007 at 11:09
> On 04/10/2007, Nick Fitzsimons <nick at nickfitz.co.uk> wrote:
> > On 4 Oct 2007, at 10:31, Thom Shannon wrote:
> > > This isn't strictly microformats related but I thought a few people
> > > on here might have some advice. Is there an accepted reliable way
> > > of dividing a full name into given name and family name?
> > >
> > > Actually I'm sure the short answer is no, but is there a least evil
> > > way?
> > Depends on which cultures you're expecting to encounter:
> > <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_name>
> > FWIW the majority of people in the world are named with their family
> > name *before* their given name, assuming that their culture's naming
> > convention includes those components in the first place...
> The biggest problem, IIRC, is non-hyphenated double first names, like
> Mary Jane Smith or something, where "Mary Jane" is the full first
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