[uf-discuss] hcard: additional additional names

Michael Smethurst Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk
Wed Aug 13 03:05:15 PDT 2008

On 13/8/08 10:50, "Brian Suda" <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:

> 2008/8/13, Michael Smethurst <Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk>:
>>  So my questions are:
>>  1. can I just use <span class="additional-name">middle_name_1 middle_name_2
>>  middle_name_3</span>?
>>  ...
>>  Or should I use:
>>  <span class="additional-name">middle_name_1</span>
>>  <span class="additional-name">middle_name_2</span>
>>  <span class="additional-name">middle_name_3</span>
> --- there is a subtle semantic difference. The first would produce a
> vCard with 1 additional-name of "middle_name_1 middle_name_2
> middle_name_3" whereas the second would produce 3 additional names,
> all comma separated "middle_name_1,middle_name_2,middle_name_3"
> So if the name was "Mary Pat" as an additional-name it might be 1
> object, so you´d use the first method, if it was a definitely two
> separate names, then i would probably use the second style and mark-up
> each word individually.
>>  3. Should I just collapse last_name_prefix and last_name into:
>>  <span class="family-name">last_name_prefix last_name</span>
>>  There doesn't seem to be a way of marking up last_name_prefix separately
> --- I am assuming you are talking about something like "Ludwig van
> Beethoven" were the second name is "van Beethoven". This will vary by
> cultures, so there is probably no hard-n-fast rules for this... is
> "van" part of the family name or is it additional or is it something
> else completely? what about MacDougal, or O´Reilly? Adding some
> semantics is certainly better than none, and will probably be a
> judgement call on your part. You are correct, with vCard there isn't
> any way to define last_name_prefix.
> I hope this helps,

Thanks brian, helps a lot
> -brian

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