[uf-discuss] RFC: Proposal for general purpose microformat
scott at randomchaos.com
Fri Dec 2 14:49:09 PST 2005
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> Forgive me if I'm a little slow, but I'm unclear about i) where the
> problem is, and ii) how your version is any clearer. That use of
> 'title' and 'abbr' seems exceedingly odd. Why can't hCalendar
> already just do:
> <h2><abbr class="role" title="opt-participant">Optional
> <a class="attendee cn url"
> href="mailto:abramobagnara at tin.it">Abramo Bagnara</a>
> <a class="attendee cn url" href="litabanelli at racine.ra.it"> Licia
> Tabanelli </a>
Maybe I'm wrong, but it looks to me like role must be within the
attendee it is describing, and Abramo is attempting to remove this
requirement by cramming XPath-style selectors into class attributes.
Defining relationships via XPath removes the need for hierarchy in
HTML. That may or may not be a worthwhile goal, but it breaks about
a dozen microformat principles from the about page . Interesting
idea, but probably not suitable for microformats.
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