[uf-discuss] Need a figure markup
kevin at lawver.net
Fri Oct 28 17:48:35 PDT 2005
Sounds like a good idea, but larger and more diverse than a lot of
what's come before.
There are already semantic elements for citations, are we talking about
adding even more meaning to them, and if so, what new meaning needs to
I think "alignright", "aligncenter" and "alignleft" aren't semantic, but
they're unfortunately a neccessary evil. I think they can live in
"harmony" with more semantic classes like "snapshot", "diagram" or others.
Chris Messina wrote:
> Over coffee this morning, Ryan, Tantek and I discussed the need for
> generalized markup for figures like photos, tabular data, graphs and
> so on in blog posts.
> In particular, the way that images are typically rendered in a blog
> post by default leaves something to be desired (floating right with
> some margin helps tremendously but requires that styling to be applied
> inline or via theme/stylesheet).
> The WordPress theme Kubrick uses the classes "alignright",
> "aligncenter" and "alignleft" to handle these things, but those
> classes are hardly semantic or generalizable. What we need is a way to
> encapsulate any kind of figure and then use other microformats like
> hCard for citations or credit, Fotonotes and so on.
> Anyway, I thought I would throw this out there and see what the CW is.
> hFigure might be something to think about...
> Other ideas/comments/proposals?
> microformats-discuss mailing list
> microformats-discuss at microformats.org
More information about the microformats-discuss