[uf-discuss] Employee number
pauld at mitre.org
Mon Sep 25 06:21:00 PDT 2006
At 04:29 PM 2006-09-19, Ryan King wrote:
>Create your own
If I create my own, then it may be "my" standard, but its a far cry
from being a widespread or universal standard.
I am not in the group in my company that develops the applications
that use employee numbers. I am a user of those applications. I may
develop a bookmarklet that can make it easier to use the services
that they make available.
If I suggest to them that they add something like
<abbr class="employeeid" title="12345">12345</abbr>
to all pages that display the employee number, they are more likely
to make the change if I say that this is a microformat that is being
used across many industries as defined on http://microformats.org .
I don't think any old use of the patterns  should be considered a
"microformat". To be considered a "microformat", use of these
patterns  should be vetted through a process  to gain widespread appeal.
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