[uf-discuss] a[name] as machine data?
jcraig at apple.com
Thu May 10 14:23:06 PDT 2007
Just a thought:
Haven't thought too much about this, but are there any obvious
gotchas to using an anchor element with name attribute as a potential
replacement for the abbr-design-pattern? The only things I can
foresee are the plus sign (+) in pre-UTC time zones and the semicolon
(;) in GEO. Those could both be escaped though, perhaps as
underscores. It wouldn't leave as much room for growth as a full
CDATA attribute, but may be able to
<a class="dtstart" name="iso8601:20070713">July 13th</a>
<a class="geo" name="geo:30.300474_-97.747247">Austin</a>
...NAME tokens must begin with a letter ([A-Za-z]) and may be
followed by any number of letters, digits ([0-9]), hyphens ("-"),
underscores ("_"), colons (":"), and periods (".").
Anyway, kick it back here if there is something obvious I'm missing.
I'm certainly not proposing it as the best solution yet, but I have
added it to the wiki and don't want to waste time with an AT test
case if I don't have to.
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