[uf-discuss] SPAN, DIV and Rich Examples

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Fri Dec 22 09:29:31 PST 2006

On 22 Dec 2006, at 17:08, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> That sounds like a good idea; but I wonder if we should not break it
> down further, and have each example on a separate page, not on the  
> wiki,
> but elsewhere, so they can be "viewed" using any of the available
> parsers.

Not sure. I'd see the purpose of the page better served by being able  
to scroll through. There's an element of it being a source of  
inspiration and enlightenment, rather than a tutorial on each method.

As for parsing with tools: Presuming that our MediaWiki installation  
is capable of rendering the ABBR element — by default it gets  
stripped from mark-up — surely it would be sufficient to place an id  
on each rendered example? That would make each example addressable.

>> Better wording of that paragraph would be appreciated!
>         The examples on this page use span and div elements, for
>         clarity, but any HTML element can be used (though abbr is the
>         only one whose title is parsed).

Better, although I don't think it's the right place to refer to the  
intricacies of the ABBR pattern. That would be demonstrated in  
examples themselves. So how about:

   “The examples on this page and the *-examples page use
   SPAN and DIV elements for clarity. However, *any* HTML
   element can be used when publishing microformats.
   See *-rich-examples for more detail.”

(*-examples and *-rich-examples would link to the appropriate pages,  
of course).


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