[uf-discuss] Visible data and key+value pairs

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Thu Oct 26 13:14:26 PDT 2006

What do you think of using "rel-enclosure" to point source data -- for
example, an HTML table that's source created from a CVS, XLS, or
SQL/JSON data source that's URI addressable?

Regards, etc...

On 10/26/06, Kevin Marks <kmarks at technorati.com> wrote:
> I had a discussion about this in Shelley Powers' blog comments a while
> back:
> http://just.shelleypowers.com/technology/ajax-myth-busting/#comment638
> what I said then was:
> What is data and what is metadata depends on the content and the
> context.
> If you have a series of key/value pairs where both the keys and values
> make sense in text to humans (say, a credits list for a film) <dl> is
> fine - this is part of the XOXO spec.
> If you have a case where the values are human readable, but the keys
> are for machines, use the "class on container" technique - see hCard
> for examples of this.
> If you have a case where neither key or value makes sense to the
> humans, only the script, use JSON (ie express them in <script>)
> That leaves the case where the keys make sense and the values don't -
> the <abbr> design pattern could work there.
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