[uf-discuss] Tentative proposal: Sub-microformats to streamline common microformat patterns for simple data

Guillaume Lebleu gl at brixlogic.com
Thu Jan 3 09:23:53 PST 2008

Andy Mabbett wrote:
> We could simply declare, in the manner of implied-n-optimisation, that
> an hCard with no children:
>         as <span class="vcard">John Smith</span> said
Why use the semantics of an electronic business cards standard to tag an 
entity's name? isn't this an example of hammering unfit-for-hcard 
content into hcard?

To me, if there is value in tagging and extracting entities from 
narrative Web content, it is a different problem than extracting contact 
information from a structured Web contact card, and as a result probably 
deserves its own class attributes, and maybe a microformat if that usage 
is widespread enough.

For now, in the example above the only thing that would make sense to me 
is an <href> link pointing to an anchor/id in the same/different page 
that would contain John Smith's contact information.


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