[microformats-discuss] Carl Beeth raises an interesting point
Joe at Germuska.com
Fri Jul 8 09:18:24 PDT 2005
At 11:48 AM -0400 7/8/05, Bud Gibson wrote:
>Not a bad suggestion. However, I have never seen xlink really take
>off. Is there a part of that spec that you find most relevant to
Well, Tantek's followup kind of makes the point, about heavy
theoretical issues and the sometimes corresponding lack of adoption,
I think! You can tell from reading the spec that it's pretty much
But in short, the spec defines a bunch of XML attributes which can be
used; specifically, the "class" attribute from the earlier example
would be rendered as "xlink:role", with a URI as a value.
SVG uses XLink specifically. But then, SVG hasn't really taken off
either. According to this page, Mozilla has some support for XLink
(can anyone point to a page which demonstrates this?) But at the end
of the day, I think the fact that the really sophisticated behavior
demonstrated in the spec's examples requires DTD hacking is pretty
much a death sentence.
Still, it seems like if all you want to do is add an attribute with
this purpose to a link, maybe you don't have to reinvent the wheel?
>On Jul 8, 2005, at 10:49, Joe Germuska wrote:
>>>Basically, Carl is proposing something like:
>>>class="xfolk">returns xFolk entries</a>
>>>to specify that the URL returns xFolk entries to extend his point
>>>beyond the purely hCard specific. I was sceptical of this idea at
>>>first, but now think it makes a lot of sense and might actually be
>>>a good convention to adopt as either a meta or basic microformat
>>>(can't quite decide which, maybe a new category meta-basic).
>>I'm afraid that saying "check out XLink" will get a similar
>>response to "doesn't RDF do those things?" but it's true that the
>>spec considers this issue in great detail.
>>Joe Germuska Joe at Germuska.com http://blog.germuska.com
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