[uf-discuss] Can singular sub-properties be mixed with parent property?

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Thu Oct 27 15:53:22 PDT 2005

I just added hCard formatting to the contact info on my personal  
website, and I came across some uncertainty about handling of  
singular sub-properties.

My two actual cases were, class="org organization-name" and  
class="tel value", both of which appear to be redundant on further  
reading.  But is this kind of mixing of sub-properties with parent  
properties in the same class list generally proper syntax for cases  
where only one sub-property is used?  If, for example, I wanted to  
indicate that I work in the espionage department, but not specify  
which company I work for, would the following be okay?

<span class="org organization-unit"> Espionage </a>

Or if I only wanted to list my last name?

<span class="n family-name">Smith</span>

And while I'm at it, what if two sub-properties have the same value?   
If one's name were "Rose Rose," could I do the following?

<span class="n given-name family-name">Rose</span>

On another note, I didn't previously mention any type on my address,  
but it was imported as a business address for some reason, so I  
wanted to specify the type as home.  I don't see any way to do this  
without adding information to my content, .e.g <span  
class="type">Home</span>, which is what I did.  It's not a big deal  
for me, but this is the first time I've needed to change the content  
of a page in order to add a microformat, and I thought it might be  
worth mentioning.


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