[uf-discuss] web programmers vs web designers and microformats

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Jan 4 14:23:10 PST 2008

On Jan 4, 2008 2:45 PM, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:

> The fact that hCard is *the* #1 format for publishing information about a
> person on the Web would seem to refute that.
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-supporting-user-profiles

"Profiles" is not the problem that Andy & Ryan C. are talking about:
they're talking about using hCard in casual references to people and
places on the web. For example, on your blog, you've coded:

| My friend <a href="http://juliettemelton.com/">Julie</a> and I
thought this up when discussing
| end of year rituals, and threw it together quickly and roughly  in a
matter of days (like the first BarCamp).
| We invited a bunch of people (also coarsely brainstormed, certainly
not comprehensive), a few of
| whom were actually available to attend, and shared an incredible two
days of reflection
|  (what <em>did</em> you do) and projection (what are you <em>going
to</em> do).

They're suggesting that you're much more likely to provide semantic
information about "Julie" if you were willing to do the simple
operating of adding (for example) 'class='vcard'" to the A tag.

Regards, etc...

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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