[uf-discuss] hAtom draft - class="title"

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Dec 29 21:47:56 PST 2005

On Dec 29, 2005, at 7:06 AM, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
> I'm waiting for someone to express a stronger opinion or principle  
> on how elements should be named, preferably with a reference to a  
> Wiki page listing it. At this point, there's serious proposals to  
> rename 75%+ of the elements in hAtom, which means hAtom won't look  
> very Atomish at all! However, if there's a consensus, that's the  
> way it goes.

I assume you're referring to the suggestion that elements get  
prefixed with atom- and/or entry-

I have a couple of responses to this idea (which I think I've already  
gone over on this list, but anyway...):

First, its just ugly. I just want to say 'entry,' not 'atomentry.'

Second, I believe that context and specific rules on opacity are  
sufficient for making thing unambiguous. Admittedly, with  
microformats we tend to walk a fine line here, but its not without  
reason- we're trying to optimize for publishers- which mainly  
includes geeks who hand-write html in textareas and web developers/ 

I'm sure I have other responses, but can't think of them right now  
(they're probably in the archive somewhere).

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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