[uf-new] Re: I propose a new microformat for poems.

paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Mon Oct 8 12:27:02 PDT 2007

From: Edward O'Connor <hober0 at gmail.com>
> We've shied away from a "source code" microformat, becuase the existing
> HTML compound of <pre><code> works. Isn't the poetry case analagous?
> (Except that we have no inline element to compound with the <pre>.)
> <pre class="poem">
> When Aubrey did live there lived no poor,
> The lord and the beggar on roots did dine
> With lily, germander, and sops in wine,
>   With sweet-brier,
>     And bon-fire,
>     And strawberry-wire,
>       And columbine.
> </pre>

While that works, it seems to be a brutal method to use when special formatting isn't required.

Paul Wilkins

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