[uf-discuss] normalization of implied property optimizations in hCard & hAtom

Edward O'Connor hober0 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 11:08:17 PDT 2009

Hi all,

vCard's "n" property is required, but in hCard it may be implied by
markup other than an explicit class="n", via the various implied "n"
optimization rules[0]. There's a similar situation in hAtom with regard
to "updated": Atom requires an <atom:updated> in each entry, and in
hAtom, if there's no explicit "updated", hAtom processors are encouraged
to resort to using the entry's "published" value for "updated" as well.

Nevertheless, these situations are described differently in each spec. I
think it might help microformat spec readers for these situations to be
presented similarly in both specs, perhaps by updating hAtom to have an
explicit "Implied 'updated' Optimization" section.


0. http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard#Implied_.22n.22_Optimization

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