[uf-discuss] ISO Dates and Durations using Style

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Tue Sep 30 02:17:37 PDT 2008

One problem with this idea is the difficulty of parsing. (I know that  
as per microformats principles, the needs of implementors come third,  
after the needs of users and the needs of publishers - but the needs  
of implementors do still need to be taken into account!) It would  
mean that all microformats tools would have to include a full CSS- 
parsing ability. Otherwise they might pick up false positives from  
things like:

<span style="background:url(&quot;http://example.com/-uf- 

(Yes, this is a contrived example!) And you may end up in a situation  
where publishers start using the following and expecting it to work:

<style type="text/css">
  #event1 .dtstart { -uf-content: '2008-01-01' }

Then you end up with parsers needing to follow all rel=stylesheet  
links, @import rules, etc.

Toby A Inkster
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