[uf-discuss] spec interpretation question with hCalendar attr
Tantek Ç elik
tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Mon Feb 20 07:58:30 PST 2006
On 2/20/06 2:10 AM, "Mark Mansour" <mark at lifelint.com> wrote:
> Hi again,
> Although there is a hCalendar meetup on Friday/Saturday on IRC (plug,
> plug - see a recent post) I had a general question to ask here first
> that can be highlighted with a specific example..
> My general question is how to interpret the microformat specs. When
> in doubt do you 'interpret' the spec literally in a hard line manner
> (be a spec bigot)
Let's stick with that as much as we can. When there are questions, ask
here, precisely as you are!
> I'm looking at
> and I've notices that there is a tag for location that looks like
> <abbr class="location">Kempinsky Hotel Airport Munich, Munich, Bavaria
>From an HTML4 perspective, that's an abuse of the <abbr> element.
>From a microformats parsing perspective...
> The spec says
> - Once an element for a property is found, the contents of the element
> are used for the value.
> Great, this is the general rule in which the location would be the
> Kimpinsky Hotel..
> BUT there is a more specific rule that says
> For all properties, when the element for a property is:
> * <abbr>: use the value of the 'title' attribute.
> which doesn't apply to this tag
It *does* apply, as it is an <abbr> tag.
> which means there is no value for the
> BTW: both X2V (Brian Suda's xslt) and LifeLint (my parser) fail on this one..
You are not failing. You are doing exactly the right thing. The content is
improperly marked up.
> So does the more specific rule override the general rule in all cases
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