[uf-discuss] "abbr" and accessibility - a work around.

Scott Reynen 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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