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Re: XHTML module for addresses

From: Robin Lionheart <w3c-ml@robinlionheart.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2003 05:11:53 -0400
Message-ID: <00bb01c31b8b$33c6da60$117de518@prolog021503my>
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David Woolley wrote:
> I'd assume that the VCard people have XMLised VCard by now.

There is a W3C note on specifying vCards in RDF (and by extension, in
XML documents in general).


> If that's the case, why not actually use XML namespaces and simply
> include VCard if you want this level of semantics.  (There may be
> some conflict with the concept that HTML should make reasonable
> sense when you ignore all the markup.)

My ideal is to see inline tags like <person>, <city>, and <email> whose
semantics are useful both inside and outside addresses.

For example, if I want to mark up the name of the author of a blockquote as
a person's name, I don't need <vcard:prefix> <vcard:given> <vcard:family>
<vcard:suffix> granularity, and it's a bit silly to open a new card for each
such reference. <person> is useful enough for search engines, cluing spell
checkers, &c.
Received on Friday, 16 May 2003 05:08:19 UTC

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