[uf-discuss] using namespace

Thom Shannon thom at ts0.com
Fri Nov 23 06:47:49 PST 2007

One of the main drivers behind uf is that they build on existing tools 
and knowledge. Using existing html markup means people can use WYSIWYG 
tools to edit them and it also removes a small psychological for people 
who are comfortable with html but put off by such syntax. uf also aims 
to solve simple and common problems, like events and contact info.

If you want more funtionality you can use things like eRDF.

Tatsuya Noyori 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?

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