[uf-discuss] "abbr" and accessibility - a work around.
scott at randomchaos.com
Wed Jun 27 07:52:26 PDT 2007
On Jun 27, 2007, at 12:22 AM, Christian Heilmann wrote:
> Geo becomes useful by conversion to something human
> understandable, like a map or a named location.
This is kind of a pointless debate, for two reasons. First, it's
impossible to retract an already-published standard. Second, the
goal of microformats is to standardize markup of *already published*
content, so if you're not already publishing latitude and longitude
coordinates, geo is irrelevant to you. You shouldn't be adding
content just for the sake of using a microformat, whether the
microformat is geo or anything else.
If you only want to map addresses, you don't necessarily need to
publish latitude and longitude for that. There are plenty of
services that will map plain text addresses to latitude and longitude
coordinates, so a published addr is often enough for mapping.
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