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Basic Microformatted hCard

A basic address and URL, marked up using Microformats.

<div id="hcard-Christopher-John-Coyier" class="vcard">
 <a class="url fn n" href="">
  <span class="given-name">Christopher</span>
  <span class="additional-name">John</span>
  <span class="family-name">Coyier</span>
 <div class="org">CSS-Tricks</div>
 <a class="email" href=""></a>
 <div class="adr">
  <div class="street-address">123 Appleseed Street</div>
  <span class="locality">Chicago</span>, <span class="region">IL </span> <span class="postal-code">60647</span>
  <span class="country-name">United States</span>
 <div class="tel">555-555-5555</div>

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  1. Just used it for the first time myself! It’s worth doing as it gives meaning to the data, and Google is utilising this information

  2. Art
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    Only problem I have with microformats is that is gives the spambots all the goodies they need to annoy us. Without obfuscating the data, I would no sooner use microformats than plain text on my website. Until this gapping crater is fixed, I can’t support this stuff (good idea… bad implementation).


    • Micha
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      You could simply obfuscate the information and then deobfuscate it via javascript.
      Then Spambots cannot use the information.

  3. Thats funny, the title says hCard. but in the code it says Vcard.

  4. Kenny
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    Attila, the class vcard is a root class name that indicates the presence of an hCard.

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