[uf-dev] Using class for non-human data

Mark Norman Francis norm at cackhanded.net
Mon Jun 23 14:21:46 PDT 2008

> I must say that although I am equal frustrate that there has not  
> been a
> resolve the abbreviation design pattern accessible issue, the BBC
> response seems like a heavy handed ploy to force things.

I just want to say as a little aside, I didn't take it as a ploy nor  
as heavy-handed myself. Although this could be a side-effect of my  
having made the same decision for what is probably very similar  
reasons in my job at Y!. I just didn't blog about it openly, whereas  
the BBC did.

It's a matter of priorities -- and it would seem that, for the people  
who set the semantic standards at the BBC, accessibility and clarity  
of content for humans takes priority over encoding data to be machine  

-- Norm.

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