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This page is an '''informative''' section of the [[hcard|hCard specification]].
 
 
 
The following sites have published [[hcard|hCards]], which are either invalid or problematic.
 
 
 
==Guidelines for use==
 
 
 
Entries may be moved here, from [[hcard-examples-in-wild]], if there's a problem with the way hCards are used on the page concerned. If the page is yours, and you want to improve it, see the [[hcard-faq|hCard FAQ]], or raise any queries on [[hcard-issues|hCard Issues]] or [[mailing-lists#microformats-discuss|the mailing list]], where people will be happy to help you.
 
 
 
Please consider distinguishing problems as:
 
* '''invalid''' - the hCard is invalid and cannot be parsed by a parser for any information due to the problem.
 
* '''suboptimal''' - the hCard is technically valid, yet either has one or more properties that have no data due to a markup problem (e.g. adr without children), and/or there is data inside the hCard markup which ''could'' be marked up with an hCard (sub)property but isn't.
 
* '''hidden''' - one or more of the hCard's (sub)properties are hidden via CSS or other mechanism and are thus potentially out-of-date or vulnerable to being labelled as spam by search engines.
 
 
 
==Examples with problems==
 
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* [http://onyomo.com/ OnYoMo] uses hCard markup for all addresses listed in their local search results.
 
**'''suboptimal''': Uses <code>fn</code> not <code>fn</code> for business names, e.g. [http://onyomo.com/localSearch.html?SearchString=ATM&Search.x=0&Search.y=0&loc=&city=delhi] [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 01:46, 12 Jan 2008 (PST)
 
* [http://www.Sylphen.com Sylphen] is a IT-solutions-provider and uses hCards on the [http://www.sylphen.com/content/kontakt/kontakt.htm Contact]
 
** '''invalid''' two of the three examples lack the required <code>fn</code> or <code>fn org</code> property
 
* [http://www.airfix.com/stockists-and-distributors/ Airfix Stockists and Distributors], e.g. [http://www.airfix.com/stockists-and-distributors/?postcode=b1+1bb&root_rid=1&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=search]
 
**'''suboptimal''': <code>street-address</code> contains street address, locality and region (e.g. "99 Hobs Moat Rd, Solihull, W. Midlands")
 
**'''suboptimal''': <code>postal-code</code> and <code>country-name</code> include preprended commas
 
**'''suboptimal''': <code>fn</code> is used; should be <code>fn org</code>
 
** [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 16:22, 19 Sep 2007 (PDT)
 
* [http://lazylibrary.com LazyLibrary] uses author hCard's on every book page. Example: [http://lazylibrary.com/book/0751370576]
 
** '''suboptimal''' Example has <code>fn=Dorling Kindersley, David West Reynolds</code> (would also benefit from hReview). [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 02:57, 4 Sep 2007 (PDT)
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Templates_generating_Geo Wikipedia templates generating Geo]
 
**'''hidden''' - for example [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Minnesota_State_Parks List of Minnesota state parks]; [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alberta_Highway_60&diff=prev&oldid=157308650 Alberta Highway 60]
 
**NOte also removal of hCard properties, e.g. [http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_Gaudi_Buildings&diff=prev&oldid=157704557 List_of_Gaudi_Buildings]
 
* [http://mapquest.com Mapquest] now supports hCards for business and places in the search results (e.g. [http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&country=US&searchtab=home&formtype=address&cat=Whole+Foods&city=san+francisco&state=ca search for Whole Foods in San Francisco])
 
**'''suboptimal''' Entire address in "street-address". [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]]
 
* [http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk Bolton Museum and Archive Service] uses hCard on its
 
**[http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/about/contact/ Contacts] page
 
***'''invalid''': Several have no "fn" [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 08:33, 21 Aug 2007 (PDT)
 
**and on each of its visitor attractions pages e.g. on the [http://www.boltonmuseums.org.uk/visiting/findhallthwood/ Hall i' th' Wood location page].
 
***'''suboptimal''': Malformed "email" & "tel" [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 08:33, 21 Aug 2007 (PDT)
 
* [http://www.reefscape.net reefscape.net] Personal blog page that has a hidden hCard in the about section on every page. A vCard can be downloaded using the Technorati service.
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://www.cosmotourist.com www.cosmotourist.com] and [http://www.cosmotourist.de www.cosmotourist.de] A new German and English portal around travel tips. Using hidden hCard for hotel listings, wherever address data is available.
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://www.venncommunications.com Venn Communications System] uses a hidden hCard sitewide.
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://www.last.fm Last FM] has hCards hidden on their profile pages e.g. [http://www.last.fm/user/Crok/?scrobbling=t1].
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://krisswatt.co.uk/ Kriss Watt] has hidden an hCard his blog footer.
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://www.fberriman.com/ Frances Berriman] has a hidden vCard in the footers of her website.
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://www.candlescience.com/ CandleScience Candle Supply] added a hidden hcard sitewide.
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://www.meryl.net/ Meryl K. Evans] has a hidden hCard on her homepage.
 
**Hidden.
 
* [http://www.highflyerscareers.com High Flyers Careers], India's first flight-crew placement agency uses microformats for their [http://www.highflyerscareers.com/corporate/ corporate information] page. Using standards couldn't be easier or better.
 
**Has honorific prefixes as part of "fn", rather than marked up separatley.
 
* Spotstor.com eg - [http://spotstor.com/] uses hCard on profile pages (where user has elected to show contact information).
 
* [http://soap.stanford.edu/ Stanford Online Accessibility Program] has implemented hCard on every page
 
**positioned off screen via CSS [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 15:09, 9 Apr 2007 (PDT)
 
* [http://www.belkin.com/pressroom/releases/uploads/10_09_06SportCommand.html Belkin Press Release] - All Belkin  press releases since October 2006 use hCard and vCard for company contact info.
 
**One of the three hCards in invalid (no "fn") [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 16:50, 2 Apr 2007 (PDT)
 
* [http://www.rayberndtson.com/en/worldwide-offices/ Ray & Berndtson], a global recruitment firm, are listing all of their offices worldwide as hCards, e.g [http://www.rayberndtson.com/en/worldwide-offices/western-europe/united-kingdom/ UK offices].
 
** All invalid: no "fn". [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 07:05, 31 Mar 2007 (PDT)
 
* The imprint of [http://www.hsg-kl.de/impressum/index.php Hohenstaufen Gymnasium Kaiserslautern]
 
** No <code>adr</code>. [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 12:10, 3 Mar 2007 (PST)
 
* [http://www.alexa.com Alexa Internet] marked up its [http://www.alexa.com/site/company/managers managers' page] with hCard.
 
**Person's job title within "fn". [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]]
 
* [http://www.naturalengland.org.uk/press/default.htm Natural England] (new UK government agency, formed 2006-10-01).
 
** No "fn" - which makes it invalid.
 
*[http://drop-off.co.uk G3:2] uses hCard with geo tags in the copyright and on the about me page
 
** Address data is hidden using CSS.
 
* [http://zdnet.co.uk/misc/contact/ ZDnet Contact Us Page] supports [[hcard|hCard]].
 
** by [http://www.subtleasafish.com/ James Myers] and [http://www.fromthefrontend.co.uk/2006/11/23/zdnet-uses-microformats/ David Long]
 
**Images and e-mail addresses are hidden; telephone numbers do not comply with [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E.123 E.123]
 
* [http://gbraad.nl/ Gerard Braad] has published an example on his [http://gbraad.nl/site/?p=profile profile] page that is almost consistent with his original [http://gbraad.nl/files/gbraad.vcf vCard] file. Also progress is made for transforming his [http://files.gbraad.nl/foaf.rdf FoaF] file to a hCard encoded representation (also done for my spouse:[http://spouse.gbraad.nl/site/?p=profile Yong Yuan])
 
** (2005-09-27) PASSED, PASSED
 
** WARNINGS
 
*** uses 'n given-name' and 'n family-name' instead of nesting the given- and family- names inside the 'n'
 
*** has one 'tel' value with a bunch of values stuffed in
 
*** probably more problems --[[User:RyanKing|RyanKing]] 17:19, 5 Jan 2006 (PST)
 
* [http://kinrowan.net/ Cori Schlegel] [http://kinrowan.net/blog/wp/archives/2005/07/08/a-problem-with-the-structured-blogging-plug-in-for-wordpress/ discusses how he has updated] [http://kinrowan.net/blog/contact his contact page with hCard]
 
** INVALID - using 'prefix' instead of 'honorific-prefix' and type's in classnames (in both adr and tel) and has two photo's (the second could be 'logo') --[[User:RyanKing|RyanKing]] 15:15, 5 Jan 2006 (PST)
 
* [http://landsbank.fo/#hCard Landsbanki Føroya]
 
** INVALID - using embedded RDF/XML invalidly
 
* [http://www.bath.ac.uk/contact/ University of Bath] Person Finder results are encoded with hCards so you can easily create a vCard from any result.
 
** ERROR - attempt to use Implied-N optimization where that's not possible. --[[User:RyanKing|RyanKing]] 14:29, 5 Jan 2006 (PST)
 
** Error appears for external users only. Won't be fixed any time soon. -- [[User:PhilWilson|PhilWilson]] 00:03, 28 Jan 2006 (GMT)
 
** '''suboptimal''' - has honorific-prefix as part of fn -- [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 09:00, 3 Sep 2007 (PDT)
 
* [http://www.yellowpencil.com/contact/ Yellow Pencil] Using microformats to present company contact information
 
** First hcard has empty "fn" and no "n". "fn" should be with "org" -- [[User: ScottReynen |ScottReynen]] 21:29, 19 Jun 2006 (CST)
 
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== Related Pages ==
 
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