[uf-discuss] Hidden elements considered harmful (Was: Inline style conflict?)

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Fri Jan 12 16:31:02 PST 2007

On Jan 12, 2007, at 5:57 PM, Jonathan C Williams wrote:

> **Why** is it considered harmful to hide elements?

In general: hiding elements only hides them from humans, and leaves  
the content more accessible for machines than humans.  Microformats  
are for humans first.  For publishers: hidden elements are less  
likely to be kept up-to-date.  For parsers: hidden elements are more  
likely to contain spam.


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