[uf-discuss] gender

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Sat Sep 27 07:03:39 PDT 2008

Jonas wrote:

> I prefer use it as it is indicated in the vCard 4.0 draft [1]. In
> addition there are another new properties which I am interested as
> http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-resnick-vcarddav-vcardrev-01

Latest version of the vCard 4.0 draft is here:

There is nothing to stop you using these in hCards, but you should be  
aware that most parsers will ignore them - just as they'd ignore  
class="foobar" or class="xyzzy" - they'd be assumed to be non-hCard  
classes added for presenational or other reasons.

Cognition does support these vCard 4.0 properties as an experimental  
extension (and various others - for instance, CALURI is cool), and  
although hCard is officially based on vCard 3.0 it seems very likely  
that if ever a new version of hCard were to be decided upon, new  
classes would be chosen to be compatible with new versions of vCard.

In the mean time you can always combine them with other (existing)  
hCard classes to get the best of both worlds. e.g.

	<span class="category gender">Male</span>
	<span class="category kind">individual</span>
	<a class="impp url" href="xmpp:foo at example.com"
           >jab me</a>

Toby A Inkster
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