fn is formatted name (was Re: [uf-new] An argument against 'fn' in hAudio)

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Tue May 8 12:11:17 PDT 2007

On 5/8/07 8:36 AM, "Manu Sporny" <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:

> fn is short for 'full-name'

Not quite.  In short, fn is short for formatted name.

> and is grounded in the VCARD/hCard format.

Yes, and per http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2426.txt section 3.1.1:

"the formatted text corresponding to the name of the object the vCard

Another way of saying formatted name, is how the name of the object is
commonly displayed.  As microformats are used to markup data that is
*displayed* on the Web, this is actually quite relevant to not only hCard,
and an audio-info microformat, but to *any* microformat which represents
things and what they are called, including for example, books, movies,
products etc.  For example, "fn" really should be used in
citation-brainstorming rather than 'title'[1].

> The sub-properties of 'fn' and 'n' are: family-name, given-name,
> additional-name, honorific-prefix, honorific-suffix [1]. These are all
> related to 'proper names' - none of them have any meaning when applied
> to hAudio.

Again, not quite. 'n' has those sub-properties yes.

'fn' has no subproperties, which renders the rest of the argument false.




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