[uf-discuss] changing abbr-design-pattern to title-design-pattern?

Dan Champion dan at revish.com
Tue May 1 02:22:23 PDT 2007

Jon Gibbins (dotjay) wrote:
> Tantek Çelik wrote:
>> On 4/30/07 5:20 PM, "Jon Gibbins (dotjay)" <dotjay at november5th.net> 
>> wrote:
>>> <span class="dtstart" rel="datetime:YYYYMMDDTHHMMSSZ+HHMM">DD 
>>> Month</span>
>>> An alternative would be to reference a unique meta element in the
>>> document head.
>> Also bad - requiring access to head is a non-starter (many content 
>> scenarios
>> forbid head access).  And meta, being both invisible and detached from
>> inline content, is ill suited for storing any informantion that has 
>> *any*
>> chance of being updated.
> I guess if we've got microformatted content in a feed, we don't have a 
> head to refer to - good point. Detached is one thing, but you're yet 
> to convince me on the visibility part.

If the aim is to retain the data in the body, yet render it invisible to 
all users, including those of assistive technologies, what about using a 
comment as the data container:

<span class="dtstart"><!--YYYYMMDDTHHMMSSZ+HHMM-->DD Month</span>

This may be totally off the mark and considered a hack, but comments are 
markup and are parseable.


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