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

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Oct 23 00:44:41 PDT 2006

Hello Andy,

On 10/23/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> 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.

You are of course free to create any Semantic HTML you want.  But
Microformats are a special kind of Semantic HTML.

And one of the things about them is that they are "visible".

That doesn't means invisible metadata is "bad".  But that's not what
Microformats are about.

Also, Microformats aren't the end all and be all.  Fell free to
explore and create your own Semantic HTML.  Even Semantic HTML with
invisible metadata.

Perhaps other will even use it if they find it useful.


See ya

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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