[uf-discuss] An Inconvenient hCard

Ara Pehlivanian ara.pehlivanian at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 09:54:54 PST 2007

On 3/12/07, James Craig <jcraig at apple.com> wrote:
> Paul Wilkins wrote:
> > With the abbr design pattern, you encode the machine-readable info
> > around the human-readable words.
> > <p class="tel"><abbr class="type" title="fax">Téléc</abbr>: <span
> > class="value">(514) 123-4568</span></p>
> >
> > http://microformats.org/wiki/abbr-design-pattern has more details
> > on the abbre design pattern.
> This is a misuse of abbr at best.
> See: open issue! 2007-01-26
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-issues

Okay, so what does a guy do in a case like this then? I'd previously
raised the point of abbr not really representing an abbreviation in
these cases in another thread, but it seems that it's nonetheless
accepted as a form of abbreviation.

So what do you suggest I do if I can't use abbr?


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