[uf-discuss] proposal: a[rel=~include]

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jul 6 11:13:51 PDT 2006

That subject should have been "proposal: a.include".

That's what I get for trying to be clever.


PS. thanks for pointing it out, robert [http://rbach.priv.at/ 

On Jul 5, 2006, at 5:50 PM, Ryan King wrote:

> As many of us already know, browser support for the object element  
> is somewhat annoying and problematic when using the include pattern 
> [1]. When we[2] first brainstormed this idea, we knew that using  
> the  object element could get us in trouble.
> As a result of the problems with using the object element, Yahoo  
> local has removed the include pattern from their implementation of  
> hReview and documented their feedback [4].
> Now, I'd like to make a proposal- we should relax the include  
> pattern to also be used on anchors, like so (from [1]):
>> <span class="vcard">
>>  <span class="fn n" id="j">
>>   <span class="given-name">James</span> <span class="family- 
>> name">Levine</span>
>>  </span>
>> </span>
>> <span class="vcard">
>>  <object data="#j" class="include" type="text/html"></object>
> This would become:
> <a href="#j" class="include"></a>
> (sidenote: I don't think the @type should be required after this  
> change)
>>  <span class="org">SimplyHired</span>
>>  <span class="title">Microformat Brainstormer</span>
>> </span>
> I don't think using anchor tags for this is optimal or pretty, but  
> it has the nice advantage of working well in the real world.
> As a historical sidenote, I believe I suggested a at href first, then  
> Tantek countered with object at data (note that they occur in this  
> order on [3]).
> Personally, I think we should prefer the object element, if only  
> for semantic aesthetic reasons (and because browser shortcomings  
> are likely to change and/or go away in the future), but allow for  
> anchor tags to be used in their place.
> Is there anything I'm missing here? Are there any objections?
> -ryan
> 1. http://microformats.org/wiki/include-pattern
> 2. Tantek and I [3].
> 3. http://flickr.com/photos/tantek/87059138/
> 4. http://microformats.org/wiki/include-pattern-feedback
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