[uf-discuss] mixing vocabularies

Peter Mika pmika at yahoo-inc.com
Fri Jun 26 21:33:33 PDT 2009

Hi Brian,

So even if we all agree to all this, minimally two changes needed to the 
example on the wiki:

-- hcard should be vcard
-- all required properties of the hcard should be present OR hcard 
should be removed

Would you edit it?


Brian Suda wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Peter Mika<pmika at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
>> Hmm... what could possibly be the purpose of an hCard inside an ingredient?
>> I discard cannibalism at this point.
> --- i think people are confusing the notion that the two must be
> connected. It is just semantic mark-up so for instance i could have:
> <p class="vcard ingredient">You will need to add <span class="unit">3
> table spoons</span> of <span class="value">specially ground
> spice</span> which can be picked up at <span class="fn org">XYZ
> specialty shop</span></p>
> Now, an hCard aware parser will find the shop, an hRecipe parser will
> find the ingredient. The fact that both are on the <p> is irrelevant
> in this situation.
> This goes for any mixing of vocabularies. Microformats do not force
> people to mark-up their html in any special way, so there will be
> overlap which have no meaning to each other.
> -brian

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