[uf-discuss] Re: Hidden metadata no microformats

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Fri Jul 13 03:50:43 PDT 2007

Andy Mabbett wrote:

> I've still seen no citation for any *prohibition* of hidden data in 
> microformats...

I think it's probably best to say that hidden data is discouraged, and
when new microformats are being designed, they should be done so in a
manner that does not *rely* on hidden data.

When one finds oneself hiding data, one should ask oneself two questions:

	1. Would it be detrimental to show this information?
	2. If so, do I really need to include it at all?

Only when the answers to both questions are in the affirmative, is it then
wise to include hidden data.

Toby A Inkster BSc (Hons) ARCS
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