[uf-discuss] Fwd: [whatwg] Predefined classes are gone

Ciaran McNulty mail at ciaranmcnulty.com
Tue May 22 23:35:30 PDT 2007

On 5/23/07, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs at apple.com> wrote:
> I find it questionable to argue that microformats.org defining
> semantics for particular classes is generally good, but to assume
> that W3C or WHATWG defining them is ill-conceived. Note that HTML has
> always predefined some "rel" values, and this has not stopped
> microformats from defining other rel values, some of which will be
> folded back in to the HTML spec.

To me the difference is that Microformats have a system for indicating
whether they are in use (although it's not used widely) in the
@profile mechanism, whereas anything 'hard coded' into the HTML spec
will not be optional.

-Ciaran McNulty

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