[microformats-discuss] question regarding MF enclosing attributes

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jul 21 13:36:42 PDT 2005

On Jul 21, 2005, at 1:22 PM, Bud Gibson wrote:

> Many microformats have a class attribute value indicating that the  
> affected element encloses markup belonging to that microformat.   
> XFN uses the URL of its XMDP as this value.  Based on Danny Ayers'  
> request for URIs in microformats, one idea was that the XFN  
> practice could be extended to other microformats.
> Would this indeed be a good or desirable practice?

Yes. It is a desirable practice, and has always been the plan. And I  
thought we'd covered this issue already?

Other microformats will have profile urls, but only once they are  
solid enough to be standardized.

> A very practical motivation for this question is that I am in the  
> process of embedding xFolk in an RSS 2.0 feed and would like a  
> compact representation to indicate the microformat is in use and  
> where information about it can be found.

As xFolk becomes a standard (ie, calsified), it will need to have a  
profile URL.


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