[uf-discuss] using namespace

Tatsuya Noyori nojorin at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 06:14:46 PST 2007


I would like to suggest that microformats use namespace like the
following example.

<span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
 <span mf:term="tel" mf:scheme="http://microformats.org/2007/hcard.rng">
   <span mf:term="type">home</span>
   <span mf:term="value">+1.415.555.1212</span>

This example is just using @mf:scheme and @mf:term instead of
@xhtml:class or @xhtml:rel.

Therefore, this example is human readable and machine readable. And, by using
namespace and a link to schema(@mf:scheme), This example is able to be
valid by using validator and

I think microformats need namespace to ensure interoperability.

How do you think about the suggestion?

Tatsuya Noyori (^o^)/

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