class="hack"? Re: [uf-discuss] Comments from IBM/Lotus rep aboutMicroformats

Benjamin West bewest at
Mon Dec 11 19:52:05 PST 2006

On 12/11/06, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at> wrote:
> Chris, are you aware that Ian Hickson and Lachan Hunt on the WHATWG list are
> prescribing microformats as the generalized extension mechanism for HTML
> (whenever anyone asks for a more generic extension mechanism?)

Mike, this isn't quite true.  What's being prescribed are the
techniques.  Techniques using mechanisms already available in HTML.
These are the same techniques that Microformateers apply to well
defined problems to create a microformat.  But just because
microformats are a notable use case for these techniques doesn't mean
that anything using those techniques is a microformat.  What has been
confirmed on the WHATWG list are the techniques available to extend


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