[uf-discuss] Microformats gets strong showing in Firefox 3 UI

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Jun 6 14:43:00 PDT 2007

In message
<21e770780706061252m35369eafye702072972d8df39 at mail.gmail.com>, Brian
Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> writes

>On 6/6/07, bruce lawson <bruce at brucelawson.co.uk> wrote:
>> Can those at Mozilla reassure those of us who those of us who care
>> about accessibility that any microformat that uses the <abbr> design
>> pattern for geo/ datetime data will also be equally detected if the
>> author chooses to use <span>
>--- i think it would be a better idea instead to work within the
>microformats community and make the needed changes here rather than
>the browser doing something contrary to microformats, and therefore
>potentially breaking microformats now and in the future.
>It would be best NOT to let others define how microformats work
>outside of the microformats community! This is an open community and
>they can certainly particate in the development and give their
>feedback rather than ignore our process and interpret the specs how
>they see fit.

You're right, but that puts the onus (and the moral responsibility) onto
this community, to respond in a timely manner to, and to adequately
resolve, the accessibility concerns about the abuse of "abbr" raised
here a few weeks ago.

Andy Mabbett
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