[uf-discuss] Fragment identifiers in hCard links

Rickards, Julian (NDM) julian.rickards at ontario.ca
Mon Feb 11 09:37:05 PST 2008


> -----Original Message-----
> From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org 
> [mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On 
> Behalf Of Scott Reynen
> Sent: February 11, 2008 11:21 AM
> To: Microformats Discuss
> Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] Fragment identifiers in hCard links
> On Feb 11, 2008, at 7:33 AM, Rickards, Julian (NDM) wrote:
> > I fixed the page and now it is valid. However, that doesn't 
> change the 
> > result. Having done a bit of testing, it appears that in 
> the URI link 
> > where I use a fragment identifier (which would normally use 
> the # as 
> > in index.html#fragment), I have tried both # and %23 (where 
> that comes 
> > from, I don't know) but neither work properly.
> "%23" is the URL encoding of the "#" character.  This 
> character needs to be encoded to be sent to the server 
> because a plain "#" begins a fragment identifier, which is 
> handled by the browser after the server returns a page, so 
> the server never sees it.  Technically everything in a query 
> string should be URL encoded, but the "#" character is the 
> only one that really matters.
> > Does anyone have any ideas as to how to put multiple hCards on one 
> > page and have individual links download individual vCards to the 
> > client's address book?
> It looks like what you're doing is correct, so I'd suggest 
> waiting for Brian to comment on why it isn't working with 
> X2V.  It seems to work on Technorati's version of X2V:
> http://technorati.com/contact/http://www.mndm.gov.on.ca/mndm/m
> ines/lands/pro/contact_e.asp%23devosst
> Peace,
> Scott

Thanks Scott.

I am quite willing to use Technorati instead of X2V so will change the


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