[uf-discuss] Mark-up for vCard in table rows

Paul Wilkins paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Sun Mar 25 14:16:09 PST 2007

From: "Andy Mabbett" <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
> I'm trying to advise someone about marking up an existing table; uFs are 
> not supposed to require the re-engineering of valid HTML.

Modern markup techniques can't be expected to work with ancient coding 

The only way to group address parts in separate td elements is to group them 
from the tr element.

With the adr class in the tr element, the hcard grouping has to be further 
up, so with the current manner of marking up microformats, the table code 
you're working with isn't able to be marked up without modification.

A way of successfully marking it up is to combine the td elements together, 
and use div and span to adjust the layout with css.

<tr class="hcard"><td>
<div class="fn org"><a href="...">Visitor Center</a></div>
<div class="adr">
  <div class="flag"><img alt="" src="flag.png" /> <a href="..." 
  <div class="map"><span class="locality">Okhaldhunga</span> (40 km) <a 

But if you want to mark up the original code with no structural changes, 
because of the structured nature of microformats, that won't be possible.

Paul Wilkins 

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