This page is an informative section of the hCard specification.
The following implementations have been developed which either generate or parse hCards. If you have such an hCard implementation, feel free to add it to the top of the New Implementations section. If you have a page or site which just publishes hCards, please use hCard Examples in the wild instead.
Add new implementations here for evaluation and classification into the below taxonomy of implementations.
- hCard Validator - finally!
- Cogmap - Cogmap has a bunch of org charts marked up with hcard. Desperately needs XPN!
- TripIt - The TripIt contact list of your connections is marked up with hCard
- WordPress - Wordpress plugin displaying avatars for commenters based on their hCard
- org.microformats.hCard - java hCard parser and creator.
- Mobile Online Business' vCard to hCard converter
- Jam is an active address book extension for Firefox/Flock. Jam imports Vcard and various CSV formats, and can output contacts in Vcard and hCard format.
- The "tt_address" extension for TYPO3 supports hCard since the latest release, v2.0.0
- Operator lets you combine pieces of information on Web sites with applications in ways that are useful. (Firefox-plugin)
- Wordpress hCard Creator - I've made this simple plugin for wordpress. It adds the hCard Options submenu at Options menu, where you can create a simple hCard and put it on your blog using < ?php hcard_creator() ?> to show it. Also, it is possible to show an "export to vCard" link, which uses Brian Suda X2V. (Got send an e-mail to him regarding this)
- Microformats Bookmarklet is a bookmarklet designed for IE6 and IE7, Firefox, Safari, Opera and Camino, that overlays on the current page to allow users to import individual hCards or hCalendars. Written by Remy Sharp.
- vCardExplorer is a Mac OS X Application, that displays VCF-Files and extracts hCards from Websites written by Daniel Kagemann.
- Extract Microformats is a script for NetNewsWire that supports extracting hCard and hCalendar data in blog posts (via technorati service). Written by Chris Casciano
- hKit is an open source PHP 5 parsing library with support for hCard.
- Technorati Microformats Search indexes hCard, hCalendar, and hReview as announced by Tantek.
- list of pages with indexing Issues so they can be looked into as to why data is not being extracted
- Dreamweaver Extension suite from the Web Standards Project enables the authoring of hCards from within Dreamweaver 8.
- Scooch is a slide show and presentation creator that generates a hCard 1.0 for individual slide show authors and comment authors with a CSS button to parse and download via X2V. Also uses hReview 0.4 (in progress) for slide ratings and rel="tag" for categories.
- Flocktails - port of Tails extension for Flock 0.5.12 that looks for hCards, hCalendar, xFolk and hReview and tosses them into a handy topbar
- uformats is a ruby library that can parse hCalendar 1.0, hCard 1.0, hReview 0.4 (in progress) and rel="tag"
- Tails is a Firefox Extension that will display the presence and details of microformats (hCard, hCalendar, hReview, xFolk) on a webpage. Tails Export is an extended version.
- Smartzilla is a Firefox Extension that finds hCards on web pages and lets you add them to your addressbook.
- pnh_mf is a plugin for Textpattern that supports embedding hCard and other microformats in templates and blog posts. Written by Chris Casciano.
- There is evidence of built-in hCard support in the Konqueror browser. Specifically, Konqueror 3.5, in KDE 3.5 (kubuntu Breezy w/ update).
- There is evidence of a kwiki plugin for hCards. Update: the hCard kwiki plugin svn repository. See the documentation of the hCard kwiki plugin.
- X2V is a bookmarklet that parses hCard and produces a .vcf (vCard) stream. Note: needs to be updated as the spec is refined.
- Duncan Walker has built a Firefox extension that gets hCard data from a webpage, uses Brian Suda's XSL (locally) to transform it to vcard format and opens the resulting .vcf file.
- George has written a Greasemonkey user script that detects hCards and allows users to easily add them to their address book application. Relies on the X2V web service to do the conversion.
- Martin Rehfeld has updated the work of David Janes and produced a greasemonkey script that finds many microformat elements, including hCards, and provides a popup menu of actions. The hCard to vCard conversion is done internally within the script. This will work with FireFox 1.5+/GreaseMonkey 0.6.4+ now.
- Mark Pilgrim has also written an hCard parser Greasemonkey user script. It is self-contained and does not rely on the X2V web service.
- Oliver Brown has written an "extension" to SimpleXML that gives simple access to hCard information in PHP 5.
- Andrew D. Hume has built a system (Wordpress plugin?) for using hCards in your blog to represent people leaving comments on blog posts.
- rfc2629.xslt now attempts to generate hCard information (RFC2629 is an XML format for authoring RFCs and Internet Drafts, see example document)
- iChat buddy list to hCards - Open source AppleScript to automatically convert one's buddy list in the MacOSX iChat AIM client into a valid XHTML 1.0 Strict list of hCards.
- palmagent is a collection of palmpilot and sidekick tools. It includes X2V derivatives xhtml2hcard.xsl and toICal.xsl plus some hcardTest materials
- OpenPsa 2.x CRM application uses hCard for all person listings. The widget is reusable across Midgard CMS
- Emiliano Martínez Luque has written an experimental hCard finder and structured search application that finds hCards within a given set of URLs and returns the ones that match the specified search criteria.
Implementations you can use to author, create, and publish hCards.
Blogging and CMS tools
- Textpattern plug-in
- jmc_event_manager is a plugin for Textpattern that outputs locations and events in hCard (and hCalendar) formats. Written by Joel Courtney.
- Wordpress Addressbook plugin
- Display list of addresses from the blog owner's address book, each marked up as an hCard. Maintained by Sam Wilson.
Browser scripts and plug-ins
Browser plugins that work with existing authoring tools:
- microformats.org hCard creator (see also Tantek's original hCard creator on tantek.com.
Desktop Authoring Tools
Search and Discovery
- Technorati Microformats Search indexes hCard, hCalendar, and hReview as announced by Tantek.
- Microformats Bookmarklet is a bookmarklet designed for Safari (works in Firefox and Camino) that overlays on the current page to allow users to import individual hCards or hCalendars. Written by Remy Sharp.
Conversion and Import
Implementations you can use to importing into an address book application, typically by converting hCard to vCard.
These return vCard (.vcf) and other contact formats for easy importing into typical address book programs or other processing.
- www.tomota.de Online address book that allows to import, export and convert hCard into vCard, ldif, csv and plain text.
Firefox Greasemonkey Plugins
Implementations that detect, display and otherwise highlight hCards in pages.
Operator - This extension is casual-user, advanced-user and developer friendly. Very customizable and unobstrusive.
Open source libraries of hCard parsers and other related code for building hCard implementations. Note: it is very likely that above implementations may be duplicated in this section. That's ok.
- The hCard creator (hCard creator feedback) is a very simple, yet illustrative, open source user interface / form / script which creates an hCard in real-time as you type in a set of contact information.
- gmail2hcard-py.txt - for converting Gmail CSV address book export to hCards
- Lustro is a free and open source Mac OS X application that exports your Address Book contacts to CSV, tab delimited, Google Contacts and hCards off course. It creates a single XHMTL webpage with all your contacts as hCards.
This section should probably be incorporated into hCard Brainstorming.
There are numerous potential additional uses and applications for hCards on the Web. The following are merely a few thoughts and possibilities that folks have come up with:
- As an open standard/format for Gravatars.
- Marking up individual authors of blog posts on a group blog
- Marking up people's names and URLs in a blogroll
- Any reference to people in blog posts (e.g. when citing them, or referencing them, or describing them, by name).
- hCard cheatsheet - hCard properties
- hCard creator (feedback) - create your own hCard.
- hCard authoring - learn how to add hCard markup to your existing contact info.
- hCard examples - example usage of various classes within hCard.
- hCard examples in the wild - an on-going list of websites which use hCards.
- hCard supporting user profiles - sites with user profiles marked up with hCard - a very common example.
- hCard FAQ - if you have any questions about hCard, check here.
- hCard implementations - websites or tools which either generate or parse hCards.
- hCard parsing - normative details of how to parse hCards.
- hCards and pages - semantic distinctions between different hCards on a page, and how to identify each
- hcard-user-interface - techniques and issues surrounding user-interfaces to author, publish, and display hCards.
- hCard profile - the XMDP profile for hCard
- hCard singular properties - an explanation of the list of singular properties in hCard.
- hCard tests - a wiki page with actual embedded hCards to try parsing.
- hCard advocacy - encourage others to use hCard
- hCard "to do" - jobs to do
The hCard specification is a work in progress. As additional aspects are discussed, understood, and written, they will be added. These thoughts, issues, and questions are kept in separate pages.
- hCard brainstorming - brainstorms and other explorations relating to hCard.
- hCard feedback - general feedback (as opposed to specific issues).
- hCard issues - specific issues with the specification.
- vCard errata - corrections to the vCard specification, which underlies hCard.
- vCard suggestions - suggested improvements to the vCard specification.