[uf-discuss] hCard implementation check please; plus use of common attribute

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Jun 2 16:01:50 PDT 2006

In message <9195CDA6-131E-4283-B9D3-0D11880B7E33 at technorati.com>, Ryan
King <ryan at technorati.com> writes
>>> http://microformats.org/wiki/include-pattern
>> Thank you. I'm troubled by the (ab)use of the "object" tag - what
>> is being embedded, in such cases?
>The referenced node.

But it's not being embedded, is it? It's merely referenced.

>> I'm also troubled by the exhortation:
>>         To avoid unsightly messes in Safari, you should include the
>>         following style rule in a style sheet for the page:
>>         object.include { width:0; height:0 }
>Safari doesn't handle object elements correctly.

what would be "correct"?

>> and the effect on the page of not including something similar, when
>> viewed using FireFox 1.5 (which has vast areas of white psace0 or ie6
>> (which has markers not unlike those for missing images) - see:
>>         http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/club/executiveVCARD.htm
>> and compare with the original:
>>         http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/club/executive.htm
>Right, you should certainly apply the above styling to all browsers,
>as they each have their own difficulties with object elements.

And what about agents with no CSS capability? The method smacks of being
a kludge.
Andy Mabbett
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