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Re: HTML 5 vCard?

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:36:23 +0100
To: Renato Iannella <renato@nicta.com.au>
Cc: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@ibiblio.org>, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com>, "Martin Hepp (UniBW)" <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>, Peter Mika <pmika@yahoo-inc.com>, Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, Brian Suda <brian.suda@gmail.com>, www-archive@w3.org
Message-Id: <1250757383.14859.11.camel@ophelia2.g5n.co.uk>
On Thu, 2009-08-20 at 12:23 +1000, Renato Iannella wrote:
> Interesting.... looks like HTML 5 "microdata" is defining vCard  
> "predefined types":
> 
>    http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/Overview.html#vcard
> 
> They are following the RFC closely and "typing" values such as phone  
> numbers:
> 
> My new <span itemprop="type">home</span> phone number is <span  
> itemprop="value">01632 960 123</span>.

It's actually more inspired by the hCard microformat than directly by
the vCard RFC.

Predefined types for microdata (and indeed the microdata idea as a
whole) is one of the more contentious areas of the current HTML5 drafts.
Try not to be *too* influenced by it as there is a high probability of
it being removed or changed before HTML5 reaches Last Call.

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Toby A Inkster
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