[uf-discuss] hCard: url and tel

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Sun Jan 6 12:54:11 PST 2008

In message <12F9DBC9-1DF4-4365-B9B2-50566830D885 at eatyourgreens.org.uk>,
Jim O'Donnell <jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk> writes

>> @title is only used for abbr for many reasons. I think we have an
>>FAQ for it somewhere, but can't seem to find it right now.
>There's one near the bottom of http://microformats.org/wiki/faq but  it
>only mentions dates and times. Types don't work as abbreviations
>because you can't replace the word 'shipments' with 'parcel', or 'US'
>with 'dom'.

Nor should you replace "31 Dec 2007" with "2008-01-01", as is currently
done in:

        <abbr class="dtend" title="2008-01-01">31 Dec 2007</abbr>

I can't understand how anyone ever thought that acceptable.

We need a fix, such as (other issues with abbr notwithstanding):

        <abbr class="inclusive-dtend" title="2007-12-31">
          31 Dec 2007

ASAP, to put the job of making exported ical end-dates exclusive in the
hands of parsers, not publishers.

[the class name could even be "last-day"]

Andy Mabbett

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