[uf-discuss] extending HTML & extending semantics

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Dec 12 07:48:20 PST 2006

On Dec 11, 2006, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> Maybe prefixes aren't the
> answer, but I haven't heard an alternate presented.

You're presenting an alternative right here:

> What about adding additional standard attributes to all
> elements.  Would it be helpful?

This is a question WHATWG needs to answer, preferably without  
referencing microformats.  We're using the same HTML as everyone else.

> So I repeat: How then can we achieve a disambiguation conventions  
> to keep
> official Microformats from conflicting with "proto- Microformats?"

Assuming you mean disambiguation beyond the "different names for  
different formats in the same document" solution profile URIs offer,  
the answer is: We can't; WHATWG can.

I think it was a mistake to move this discussion from WHATWG to here,  
as it's a WHATWG issue (extending HTML for semantics) and not a  
microformats issue (extending semantics with HTML).


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