[uf-discuss] hCard: "title" or "role"

Kevin Marks kevinmarks at gmail.com
Thu Sep 20 12:55:53 PDT 2007

from vcard:

3.5.1 TITLE Type Definition

Type name: TITLE

   Type purpose: To specify the job title, functional position or
   function of the object the vCard represents.

   Type example:

        TITLE:Director\, Research and Development

3.5.2 ROLE Type Definition

   Type name: ROLE

   Type purpose: To specify information concerning the role, occupation,
   or business category of the object the vCard represents.

   Type special notes: This type is based on the X.520 Business Category
   explanatory attribute. This property is included as an organizational
   type to avoid confusion with the semantics of the TITLE type and
   incorrect usage of that type when the semantics of this type is

   Type example:


So Head of Marketing is a Title, Marketing is a Role, I'd say.

On Sep 20, 2007 12:22 PM, Dimitri Glazkov <dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/20/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> >
> > In hCard, should a job title like "Head of Marketing" be classed as
> > "title" or "role", or both?
> >
> > What's the difference?
> Off the top of my head:
> role = "executive"
> title = "Head of Marketing"
> No?
> :DG<
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