[uf-discuss] Microformat h-names contradict the process documentation

Andriy Drozdyuk drozzy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 22 12:38:52 PST 2010

I see the microformats in the upcoming drafts section all named:
hAtom, hAudio, hListing, hMedia, hNews, hProduct, hRecipe, hResume, hReview

While in the actual documentation:

one can find this philosophy:
"DO NOT start with even labeling your effort "hXYZ". This is a very
common mistake."

What is the purpose of naming things with "h" prefixes and using all
kinds of abbreviations? (e.g. "adr" instead of "address").
It's already on the web (hence html) - shouldn't it be clear that it's (h)tml?

I was just wandering if anyone else ever thought about it, or am I
just being silly, or missing something?
-Andriy Drozdyuk

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