[uf-discuss] Tentative proposal for "What's New" listings

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Wed Sep 27 15:41:31 PDT 2006

Fair enough, though I note it's particularly useful in this instance
because there's an enumerated value being encoded.

Let me posit this: using ABBR to provide the machine coded value is
useful when the value is from a constained vocabulary or syntax.

Regards, etc...

On 9/27/06, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:

> I've found more and more places where it's useful. For example:
> <div class="vcard">
> ...
> <span class="tel">
>    <abbr class="type" title="cell">mobile</abbr>
>    <span class="value">...</span>
> </span>
> ...
> </div>
> With tel type, et al, we have a limit list of values from the RFCs.
> Sometimes you don't want to use precisely that term.
> > I'd be much happier if there was a general rulle across all
> > microformats that said this was the way to handle ABBRs, either
> > universally or "in these specific cases".
> >
> > So where does that leave us? Out of hAtom 0.1 and mulling it over
> > for hAtom 0.2.
> There isn't currently a general rule. Or, at least, we haven't
> specified it.
> However, in my parsing code and test cases (http://microformats.org/
> tests/), I've implemented abbr at title parsing for everything except
> for fields that expect a url.
> -ryan

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