[uf-discuss] Incorrect mention of the address element for hAtom entry author in the Wiki

Tantek Çelik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Tue Nov 11 11:38:25 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 11:26 AM, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 2:14 PM, Sarven Capadisli <csarven at gmail.com> wrote:
>> hAtom Entry Author states "an Entry Author element should be encoded
>> in an <address> element" [1]. This is misleading and in most cases an
>> incorrect use of <address> for an Entry Author [2].
>> I propose we remove this clause from the Wiki.
>> [1] http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom#Entry_Author
>> [2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-faq#Should_I_use_ADDRESS_for_hCards

Agreed, and originally raised 2008-06-07:

Please document new issues against microformats (specs, drafts,
brainstorms) on the respective issues wiki page, and add
(dis)agreement +1(-1) with your name and reasons accordingly.

> >From your point [2] "<address> ... suppl[ies] contact information for
> a document or a major part of a document". An hAtom Entry defines such
> a major part of a document.

author of is not necessarily the same as contact for.

<address> means contact for whereas the author semantic comes from
Atom which means author. RFC 4287 section 4.2.1. The "atom:author"



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