[uf-discuss] hCard Comments

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Dec 21 17:11:57 PST 2005

On Dec 21, 2005, at 3:24 PM, Paul Bryson wrote:

> http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard
> Is the hCard format supposed to contain all classes as specified in  
> the
> vCard RFC unless otherwise specified?  Or is it limited in scope to  
> what has
> actually been mentioned?

For the most part, yes. Just realize that it is definitely still a  
work in progress, so if there are properties which no one has needed  
yet, then they probably haven't been addressed.

> Key is mentioned specifically in the spec, but there doesn't seem  
> to be any
> definition indicating how exactly it should be implemented.  What  
> kind of
> key to use?  Is there a link to a file or base64 encoded inline?

You might want to explain what key is and why people should care (ie,  
what it would be used for).

> Is class="hcard" ever used?


> The spec does not specifically address the use of handles or  
> usernames, so I
> was wondering about input about this.
> There are a number of websites that will allow a user to have both a
> username and to enter their real name.  Many of these sites do not  
> display
> the real name to normal users, or possibly in normal browsing.  It  
> would
> seem to make sense to display the username in the "fn" so that you  
> have:
> <span class="fn nickname">Atamido</span>
> Now, if an admin is looking at the same profile information, it  
> would be far
> easier on the backend design to have it simply add the real name  
> before the
> user name like this:
> <span class="fn">Paul Bryson</span>
> <span class="fn nickname">Atamido</span>
> Would this be appropriate?

This is how we typically do it, but we may not have documented it  
anywhere. If you could add an entry to http://microformats.org/wiki/ 
hcard-faq about this, it'd be great.


Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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