[uf-discuss] input microformats for auto-filling forms

Glenn Jones glenn.jones at madgex.com
Tue Feb 22 00:26:13 PST 2011

Hi Toby

The dot syntax looks interesting, it reminds me a little of the
Microsoft VCARD_NAME documented on

Could you point me to the documentation for grouping syntax in RFC 2425,
Google it with not much luck.


Toby A Inkster wrote:

>> For what it's worth, you might want to instead of using <input>
>> elements just with name="fn", use names matching the following

>>	/^([^\.]+\.)?fn$/

>> This would allow, say:

>>	you.fn
>>	you.email
>>	friend.fn
>>	friend.email

>> for cases where the contact details of multiple people are being
>> requested in the same form. Also useful when two sets of contact
>> details are being requested for the same person:

>>	delivery.adr
>>	billing.adr

>> The dot syntax is inspired by the grouping syntax in RFC 2425 and the
>> current vCard 4.0 drafts.

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