[uf-discuss] So Flickr has added support for hCard

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Mar 20 15:24:39 PST 2006

On Mar 17, 2006, at 5:30 PM, Brian Suda wrote:
> ...
> Also, (since i developed X2V i should warn folks about this) X2V fails
> at actually extracting vCards from Flickr. Here is why... the HTML
> pages are NOT well-formed (and not valid there are inline elements
> wrapping block-level elements), so i have to first pass the HTML page
> through TIDY which converts it to an XHTML page that is valid and
> well-formed. The problem is that in doing so, the class="vcard" is
> lost and X2V is no longer able to extract any data. So we also need to
> get Flickr to build well-formed HTML!

It actually is working now (maybe it wasn't before) with our  
deployment of X2V:


We're using a built-in version of tidy, rather than the w3c service.  
Brian, perhaps we need to compare notes on how tidy's behaving here.

Either way, feel free to use our service for this. (and send me bug  
reports :D)


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