[uf-discuss] XOXO Comments

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Dec 21 16:55:32 PST 2005

On 12/21/05 2:56 PM, "Dr. Ernie Prabhakar" <drernie at opendarwin.org> wrote:

> Hi Paul,
> On Dec 21, 2005, at 2:28 PM, Paul Bryson wrote:
>> http://microformats.org/wiki/xoxo
>> The XOXO format doesn't seem to allow, or specify, the use of heading
>> elements for multi-level outlines, such as <h2>, <h3>, etc.  Is
>> there a
>> reason for this?
> I don't think XOXO cares about "headers" -- everything is determined
> by the structure.  So, I assume <h2> et al would be part of the text
> (or ignore) not part of the XOXO structure per se.

It would be ignored by a XOXO-only parser, per the FAQ:


See my blogroll for an example of combining <hn> tag structure with a XOXO


> However, the very existence of headers implies that one can NOT do
> trivial YAML-like serialization.  Kevin, does your parser even try to
> deal with that?

Except that we can (and do) special case the common case of a single element
surrounding the "content" of a XOXO item.  This is done in the XOXO parsing

Of course this is not required by XOXO at all, but is permitted.

>> Also, none of these examples seem to use class="xoxo" in them.  Is
>> this a
>> required feature, or optional?
> Good question.  I suspect the answer may be context-dependent.  If
> you're writing a parser, you could try to grab any list, but there's
> always the risk that it wouldn't keep the "xoxo" contract implied by
> the class name.

This is also in the FAQ:




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