[uf-discuss] Visible Data...a Microformat requirement?

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Oct 23 00:37:53 PDT 2006

In message <C161BC26.7E300%tantek at cs.stanford.edu>, Tantek Çelik
<tantek at cs.stanford.edu> writes

>> But what if the website publisher (or graphic designer) does not want that
>> information to be visible on the page?
>Then it is not worth trusting the information nor worth the time making a
>microformat for it.

Again, interesting opinions, but not hard facts.

>> If they don't currently display this metadata, are you saying that a
>> Microformat should force them to do so?
>No, I am saying that the microformat shouldn't bother representing it.

>That means invisible data and properties are left out of microformats.

Consider a page of events, with variable start times; and an
introductory paragraph which says "all events last for two hours".
You're saying that the microformat should not include a "dtend" with the
end time, for  each event, because that end time is not separately and
explicitly displayed to the user?

Andy Mabbett
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