[uf-discuss] The BBC case and HTML5 <time>

Breton Slivka zen at zenpsycho.com
Sun Jun 29 17:09:56 PDT 2008

On Sun, Jun 29, 2008 at 10:18 PM, Frances Berriman <fberriman at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/6/29 Henri Sivonen <hsivonen at iki.fi>:
>> I looked at
>> http://microformats.org/wiki/assistive-technology-abbr-results#Invalid_HTML4 ,
>> and I found that HTML5 <time> isn't listed even as having been considered
>> and rejected.
>> HTML5 includes <time> pretty much exactly to make it unnecessary to use the
>> abbr design pattern for datetimes. Are there any plans to upgrade the POSH
>> principle to treat valid HTML5 as an acceptable basis for microformats?
> The BBC can't use HTML5.  It won't validate, it doesn't adhere to
> their standards and guidelines or their browser support levels.  It
> simply isn't an option for them (and many other companies).
> A core principle of microformats is that they should work with the
> technologies available and in use *now* (HTML5 isn't widely supported
> and isn't even a w3c recommendation yet).
> --
> Frances Berriman
> http://fberriman.com
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I think you might be mistaken on one or more of your points.


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