[uf-discuss] hcard: born and died and flourished

Michael Smethurst Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk
Thu Aug 21 05:28:09 PDT 2008

Just wanted to run some stuff past people. I'm working with a table of
composers/artists and starting to markup birth and death dates. The cases
I've seen:

- both dates unknown

- date of death unknown

- date of birth unknown

- date of birth and date of death known

- person still alive

- date of birth approximate

- date of death approximate

- both dates approximate

In some cases the dates are not birth and death but when the person
In these cases all the above cases of unknown-ness and approximation may
also be true.

So I've added class='bday' to known dates of birth.

And I've decided to use class="dday" for date of death and
class='flourished-start' and class='flourished-end' for flourished dates

Where either date is circa I've included ca. in the span with bday, dday,
flourished-start or flourished-end:

<span class="bday">ca. 1575</span>-<span class="dday">ca. 1614</span>

Does this look /feel right or am I missing something obvious? Is there
established POSH for death date and flourished dates?

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