[uf-discuss] using namespace

Frances Berriman fberriman at gmail.com
Fri Nov 23 06:29:28 PST 2007

On 23/11/2007, Tatsuya Noyori <nojorin at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to suggest that microformats use namespace like the
> following example.
> <span xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"
> xmlns:mf="http://microformats.org/2007">
>  <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>
>  </span>
> </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
> schema(http://microformats.org/2007/hcard.rnc).
> I think microformats need namespace to ensure interoperability.
> How do you think about the suggestion?

You might like to take a look at
http://microformats.org/wiki/namespaces for some of the reasons why we
discourage their usage.

Frances Berriman

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