[uf-discuss] Visible Data...a Microformat requirement?
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Oct 23 00:34:09 PDT 2006
In message <C161AC3B.7E2F2%tantek at cs.stanford.edu>, Tantek Çelik
<tantek at cs.stanford.edu> writes
>Rarely is metadata actually metadata.
>It is most often simply properties of the information which are still
>relevant to the user and thus should be visible.
>If it is not worth or appropriate to make the information visible, then
>it is not worth trusting the information and certainly not worth the
>time to make a microformat for it.
Those are interesting opinions, but you appear to believe that people
should treat them as irrefutable facts.
>Note that in addition to visible text, visibility can be in
>in the CSS used to style something with a particular attribute (e.g.
CSS is not meant to provide information, just presentation. The
information should not be lost to the user, just because CSS are not
available to them.
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