[uf-discuss] Biography microformat?

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Mon Mar 13 08:19:09 PST 2006

Welcome Breton!

On 3/13/06 5:21 AM, "Breton Blake Slivka" <zen at ZenPsycho.com> wrote:

> To be clear at the start, this message is not a proposal for a new
> format. (Well not yet anyway)
> I am gearing up to do the redesign for an art gallery's website. I am
> considering making heavy use of microformats. This site contains
> exhibition dates and information, (easily presented by hCalendar), Links
> (there are countless microformats for these, if I'm not mistaken!) The
> typical location,phone number, email stuff easily represented by hcard...


> and Artist biographies!'
> It's the last one that's giving me some trouble.
> The artist biographies consist of:
> The artist's name
> One or more photographs of the artist's peices
> a self written biography (these are autobiographies.)
> and possibly present is zero or multiple links to exhibitions the artist
> has shown in, or god knows what else.
> hCard seems to contain most of the properties listed except for the
> biography itself. (there does not appear to be a description property or
> anything of that nature)

There is the "note" property which is perfect for this.

Take a look at some of the hCard Examples in the Wild, in particular the
various conference speakers pages, and you'll find examples of speaker's
biographies marked up as "note" fields in their hCards.



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