[uf-discuss] hCard to represent simple entities (was: Tentative
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Jan 3 16:34:35 PST 2008
In message <D0531DB4-856C-4CC9-BD56-4539D4D4AA13 at eatyourgreens.org.uk>,
Jim O'Donnell <jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk> writes
>> For clarity, the former can be distilled to:
>> hCard is for representing people, companies, organizations,
>Reference strings, in TEI markup at least, can also refer to the names
>of books, ships, plays, films and pretty much anything that can be
>given a name. hCard works for people and places, but is it general
>enough to cover those cases?
I think ships are an edge-case for hCard.
For books, plays and films, I would think that's a job for a "citation"
microformat, once we have one (and one is surely needed).
[One could argue that a physical copy of a book could have an hCard,
with an extended-address of "Shelf 54, Floor 3, Anytown Library"; but
that's really stretching the logic.]
As for "pretty much anything", I'll leave that for others to decide ;-)
I'm not familiar with TEI:
"a consortium which collectively develops and maintains a
standard for the representation of texts in digital form. Its
chief deliverable is a set of Guidelines which specify encoding
methods for machine-readable texts, chiefly in the humanities,
social sciences and linguistics.
- what does it have to teach us?
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