hCard implementation

Posted Thursday, July 21, 2005

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Standards and microformats are good, we don't even know how much but the possibilities are baffling. But neither the hCard wiki nor the hCard-o-Matic help go beyond name address and phone number.

I have copied the current version (as of July 2005) of the hCard Profile information. Could be much more friendly but that's a start.

From what I gather, in a vCard the different fields are analysed by a software to be displayed accordingly (mailto link, web address...). Whereas with hCard, different markup can be used to represent the same field, depending on other fields.
For example, should someone have a website, the full name field can become an anchor pointing to that website. Otherwise, the full name field will be represented by a <div>.

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