[uf-discuss] W3HTML WG, HTML5, semantics, and so on

Patrick H. Lauke redux at splintered.co.uk
Mon May 14 11:37:22 PDT 2007

Ryan King wrote:

> I'm not sure it's clear that we need a general mechanism. AFAIK, the 
> only real problem is with datetime fields. Everything else seems to work 
> pretty well now.

Geo information is also problematic.

>> For example, should HTML 5 define a uf-data='' attribute as a common 
>> attribute such that the value of this attribute would be considered in 
>> preference over textContent by microformat consumers? Or should HTML 5 
>> just mitigate the damage to the title attribute by defining a boolean 
>> attribute title-is-uf='' for flagging title='' attributes not meant 
>> for human consumption?
> I don't think so. This fails to solve a specific problem (solves a 
> general problem that I'm not sure we need to solve). It also encourages 
> hiding data, which is Not a Good Thing(tm).

How would that encourage more hiding data than the current use of title?

Patrick H. Lauke
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