[uf-discuss] MediaWiki hResume templates

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Sat Jan 10 07:01:24 PST 2009

It is my interpretation of the hResume draft spec (though it's not  
very clear) that the contact hCard needs to be an <address> element  
(you have a <table> element). While class="contact" is good POSH for  
it, but the hResume format itself doesn't define any meaning for  
class="contact", so using <address> is the only sure fire way of  
indicating the contact address for the hResume. If you take a look at  
the hResume field details <http://microformats.org/wiki/ 
hresume#Field_details>, then you'll see that unlike "summary",  
"education", "experience", "skill" and "affiliation", "contact" is  
not defined as a class name.

See also: http://microformats.org/wiki/hresume#Contact

Frankly, this is an area where I think hResume could do with  
improvement: although <address> is a perfect fit for this information  
semantically, structurally it leaves a lot to be desired. The way  
<address> is defined in the HTML spec doesn't allow it to contain  
block elements (e.g. <div>, <p>) or tables. Thus allowing an  
alternative element for the contact info (e.g. <div class="contact">,  
<table class="contact">) would be handy.

Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>

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