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The hCard microformat can distinguish between a person and an organisation, by the use of the org property:
<span class="fn">Andy Mabbett</span>
<span class="fn org">The Red Cross</span>
but it cannot distinguish between an organisation and a place:
<span class="fn org">The Wembley Stadium fan club</span>
<span class="fn org">Wembley Stadium</span>
treating them both as organisations.
On 31 December 2007, I described a way in which hCard microformat could be used to differentiate between hCards for places and organisations.
Despite this ten-day gap, Brian Suda, one of the microformats “admins”, the cabal who control microformats, complained that he’d only had two days to consider the matter, and that “More time is needed to fully look over the implications of this change.”
No objections to the method, nor issues with it, have been raised.
Toby Inkster’s superb microformats parser Swignition (formerly called “Cognition”) has supported the method since version 0.1-alpha8, released in May 2008.
One year on from my formal proposal, what changes have been made to the hCard specification, in this regard? None.
Dear Nokia, and Opera,
When using your browsers on my N95, please can I:
- Copy text from a web page
- Disable CSS
- View the HTML source
- Parse microformats (not least hCard, to add contact details to the address book and dial phone numbers; hCalendar, to add events to the calendar; and Geo, to find places on maps).
Surely that’s not a lot to ask for? Thank you.
I can add a person to Microsoft Outlook as “Bloggs, Fred (Acme Ltd.)”, or “Acme Ltd. (Bloggs, Fred)”. These sync to my Nokia N95’s address book , or can be entered directly, as:
First name = Fred
Last name = Bloggs
Company = Acme Inc.
And why can I not search for people by nickname?
Nokia needs to fix this, and soon.