[uf-discuss] uF dumped in tag soup?

David Thompson microformats at fatbusinessman.com
Mon Jun 18 03:26:08 PDT 2007

Ben Wiley Sittler wrote:
> i agree, but you should be aware that microformats are only specified
> to work in xhtml pages (so e.g. it needs parse as xml), not in html
> pages

Is this actually the case? The wiki seems to be a little ambiguous on 
the topic, sometimes referring to “open microformat standards suitable 
for embedding in (X)HTML…” and sometimes referring to “a 1:1 
representation […] in semantic XHTML”.

Granted, the behaviour can’t be guaranteed in the case of a 
non-compliant document, but are Microformats actually specified as 
working in valid, but non-XML-compliant, HTML markup? Surely the only 
requirement should be that the markup can be parsed unambiguously into a 
DOM tree?

(Hi everyone, by the way.)

David Thompson

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