[uf-discuss] hCard slowing adoption of microformats?

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Sat Nov 22 07:35:22 PST 2008

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Hello Samuel
> Samuel Richter wrote:
>> I read some blog posts this morning on microformats and a common
>> concern (and I feel a legitimate one) is the "scraping of hCard's from
>> web sites for future generations of spammers."  I believe that fear,
>> if left unaddressed, will kill the microformat effort.  Has there been
>> any discussion of this?
> The point about microformats is they allow you to mark up things that 
> already exist, microformats document current usage patterns.
> People, organizations, buisnesses publish their e-mail addresses all 
> the time, much more than they publish hcards, so really the problem 
> isn't the humble hcard or microformats its how emails are published, 
> that all aside If you don't want people on the web to be able to 
> scrape your email address don't publish it.

There was a discussion about hCard and Spam here: 
that you may find informative.

Martin McEvoy


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