[uf-discuss] Microformats and RDFa not as far apart as previously
fberriman at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 09:20:19 PDT 2008
On 24/06/2008, Manu Sporny <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
Thanks for the links. I'm trying to keep track of all the
converastions popping up around this.
> Some are moving too quickly to dismiss both Microformats AND RDFa - the
> two communities are cross-pollinating and there has been significant
> lessons learned from both approaches. If you're going to blog about this
> or discuss it - please don't fuel the Microformats vs. RDFa fire by
> picking sides... it's detrimental to both communities.
Agreed. I'm so tired of this verses debate. This isn't a war where
anyone has to pick a side. They can work along side one another.
> Like Edd stated in his post, we have a bug that we need to fix (abbr
> design pattern causing screen reader usability issues) and that has been
> hanging over our heads for some time now. BBC's decision is a lesson
> learned but is in no way some sort of sign that Microformats is on it's
> way out.
I don't know if you saw, but the discussion is happening over on dev
 (mostly to get parser writer's feedback in the first instance) on
how to deal with the abbr. There's been work by Ben Ward on the
machine-data options for a while now.
I agree, this is just *one* issue that we've failed to solve so far.
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