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This document is for keeping track of feedback about hResume, one of several microformats.


General Questions

See the hresume FAQ.

General Comments

    • I used hCalendar 1.0's optional "description" element to include a short paragraph of text about each section of education/employment. The examples on the hResume page could be updated to mention this ability.
    • A richer way of marking up qualifications would have been nice. If you view the source of my resume you'll see I marked up each subject as a "skill". This, however, doesn't convey any information about the level or grade achieved. The minimal set for the main educational qualifications in England seems to be qualification(level, subject(s), grade(s)). A section from my resume would then be:
    <tbody class="qualification">
            <td class="level" rowspan="2">
                <abbr title="Advanced">A</abbr> Level
            <th class="subject" scope="row">
                Business Studies
            <td class="grade">
            <th class="subject" scope="row">
            <td class="grade">

Further investigation might show the need for optional information about awarding bodies and such. Not sure if a qualification element would satisfy the 80/20 condition.

Dave Cardwell 06:53, 19 Feb 2006 (GMT)

  • I and others on the #microformats IRC channel have expressed a concern about the way skills are represented. Introducing unnecessary links into a resume is undesirable, especially when you have to link to a page like to conform to the rel-tag standard while might be more intuitive. Non-visual user agents like screen readers will have a great deal of meaningless links to trawl through, and search engines may infer relationships that do not exist.

Dave Cardwell 04:54, 22 Feb 2006 (GMT)

  • Our thoughts:

We would love to be able to mark-up the following data:

Contact Info = hCard

Experience (our issue is with current employment)*

 [company name]




 [type] (PD, CPA, JD and so on)
  • how do you represent current positions that have no end date? Maybe lack of date means present?

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Alexander Muse 08:54, 11 May 2006 (GMT)

  • Suggestion: Reference information - should there be a field of "References", where hCard information would be held for references? Also, perhaps a distinction between three types (e.g. personal (a friend), professional (e.g. previous boss), educational (e.g. university lecturer)) in a similar method to hCard's telephone type distinctions? If this is already accounted for, what method would you suggest for implementing this?
  • When working on my resume I tried to mark it up as hResume but I hit a couple of show-stoppers for me. If I had the choice of marking it up to look and behave like I wanted or be a valid hResume I'd chose for former and that's what I ended up having to do. My issues were:
    • It's recommended to put the contact hCard in an <address> but address is inline and I wanted to put block elements in there. I could have worked around that with CSS display: but I wanted to be able to render to text with links or w3m which don't support enough CSS for that.
      • Actually, <address> is a block-level element. And the spec says that is should be used, but not that it must be used.
    • hResume builds on rel-tag for describing skills, but I didn't want my skills section filled with links (no matter how they're rendered - I don't want them clickable).
      • Skills are optional, as are linking them.

Ianloic 15:58, 10 Dec 2006 (PST)