[uf-dev] Using class for non-human data

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Tue Jun 24 06:40:58 PDT 2008

Scott Reynen wrote:

> Another seemingly small issue: this solution
> binds us to machine-readable data formats that have no spaces.

If you take a look at the Wiki section for this proposal, you'll see  
details of my experimental implementation of this pattern. It allows  
publishers to percent-encode characters such as spaces, which can't  
occur in class names.

For example:
<span class="country-name data-United%20Kingdom">UK</span>

(Though of course, in the example above, the <abbr> design pattern is  
perfectly accessible.)


Toby A Inkster
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