[uf-new] Musician hCards (Was: hAudio ISSUE #8: hAlbum is redundant)

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Fri Sep 28 14:59:35 PDT 2007

On Sep 28, 2007, at 2:20 PM, Julian Stahnke wrote:

> Secondly, is there any means of marking up *just* an artist? I  
> guess that might be out of the scope of the haudio microformat, but  
> it would be quite important to have this possibility. There  
> certainly are pages out there who only mention an artist without  
> naming any specific tracks, and the role property of hCard seems  
> not very suitable for that task as very few people would write—in a  
> blog post, for example—‘the artist so-and-so’.
> I’m sorry if the second thing doesn’t belong in this thread, I’ve  
> never before used a mailing list. Should I open a separate issue  
> for this?

When you recognize something is out of scope for a given thread, yes,  
you should open a separate thread.

I mark up musician hCards with class="band vcard", e.g.:


You should start with semantic HTML (whether or not it matches what  
I've done).  Then if you then see value in standardizing your  
semantic HTML among multiple publishers (with a microformat or  
otherwise), this publishing experience will serve as a useful guide.

Scott Reynen

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