[uf-new] hResume missing qualifications and grades

Glenn Jones glenn.jones at madgex.com
Tue Aug 5 02:43:23 PDT 2008

I have been marking up a number of CVs with hResume and believe that
there is a major piece missing from the specification. Most CVs have
some sort of educational history, which will contain information such as
institution name, qualifications and grades. Some real life examples:

a)	1987-1990, University of Bristol BSc (Hons) Degree in Computer
b)	Mathematics Higher B 
c)	1992: A levels Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry (all grade A)
d)	5 O levels (Grades A-C)
e)	In 1999 I graduated with honours from a 4 year Hons BSc in
Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science at the University of
Edinburgh, Scotland. This degree is designed to give the student a firm
grounding in the subjects of Artificial Intelligence and Computer
Science while demonstrating how the two are related and how each can be
used to supplement the other.

Currently the education element of hResume is based on hCalendar which
is great at dealing with the time elements of education item such as
start date, end date and duration. It has also been expanded with an
embedded hCard to help indicate the institution name, address etc. 

But this combination of hCalendar and hCard only addresses half of the
common semantic information communicated about education history. How do
we mark-up qualifications, subjects and grades? If I was to design a
specification based on real world use and current schemas like HR-XML it
would look something like this:

	Institution (hCard)
	qualification (one or more)

Has anyone else come up against this problem. Is there interest in
changing the current draft specification to make more representatives of
real life publishing needs?

Glenn Jones 

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