[uf-discuss] contacts within hCal

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Wed May 7 17:09:30 PDT 2008

On May 7, 2008, at 5:35 PM, Dylan Wilbanks wrote:

> Hi --
> I'm new to the list, so if the following issue has been already been  
> addressed, my apologies.
> I'm converting our homegrown events calendar display UI from its  
> 2001-era HTML to microformatted XHTML. The problem I've run into is  
> with event contact info. I'm not sure of what the contact on an  
> event is -- a specific person, an organization, or even just a job  
> title. (The form in our system has just three fields for a contact  
> -- contact name, contact phone, contact email.) Because I don't know  
> what kind of contact an event is, I'm not sure I can construct an  
> hCard around the data.
> Must I construct contact as a vCard?

No.  "ATTENDEE, CONTACT, and ORGANIZER in iCalendar *may* be  
represented by an hCard in hCalendar"


If you know the phone and email, you can mark those up without  
wrapping them in a vCard and still add some practical semantics, e.g.  
software can recognize phone numbers with class="tel" and use them in  
VOIP software without knowing who the number is calling.


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