[uf-discuss] FACE and microformats?

Stephen Paul Weber singpolyma at gmail.com
Tue Jun 13 04:20:11 PDT 2006

In my opinion if you are going to be attaching 
data directly to an element (ie without adding 
markup) then the TITLE attribute is the way to 
go.  That is unless you're storing more 
categorical-style data that fits in the CLASS, 
REL, or REV -- but it really doesn't sound like you are :)

At 11:57 AM 6/13/2006, you wrote:
>Hello everyone,
>First, I'm assuming here that you all know FACE: 
>http://kurafire.net/ projects/face  — if not, 
>please check that out so you know what I'm
>babbling about below.
>Now, I've been thinking about the next release version for a long
>while and one of the things I want to improve is the current
>implementation of id and class attributes, used to trigger and
>configure FACE, respectively.
>The Microformats approach of using the title attribute for certain
>data intrigued me. Since FACE runs through a series of classes for an
>animation, the class attribute with the configuration for FACE is
>overwritten if the animation is set to run on that element (instead
>of its children elements, which is the other option).
>My question to you fine people is: are there any good reasons why I
>shouldn't change this around so that the configuration is put on the
>title attribute instead?
>The only disadvantage I see is that without clearing the title
>attribute after fetching the data from it would leave the tooltip
>with totally un-tooltip-like data (it would be something like
>title="C:foobar:40:MO:50:50"  for instance).
>Other than that, it seems like a fine solution to me _and_ (slightly
>more) in the spirit of Microformats.
>Your thoughts please! :-)
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