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

Manu Sporny msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Tue May 8 12:53:11 PDT 2007

Tantek Çelik wrote:
> 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
> represents"
>> 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.

Looks like I didn't understand what 'fn' really meant when constructing
the argument against it. Getting your ass handed to you in a public
forum is always a healthy exercise :)

I'd still like a response to the statement Brian made about 'fn' in
hCard and 'fn' in hAudio being "completely different".

At this point, it looks like 'fn' (formatted name) will replace
'work-title' in hAudio (and video, and images).

-- manu

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