[microformats-discuss] XHTML tables as CSV-like "records"?
David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Sun Oct 2 14:01:49 PDT 2005
Just in partial defense of people who do this, the reason (I think) this
happens is that pre-existing tags such as <h1> bring a lot of
_presentation_ baggage to to the table; the simplest -- though by no
means the best obviously -- is to simply route around the issue. I know
from personal experience trying to use <ul><li>* because that's what I
mean semantically in a presentation friendly manner is even uglier.
The beautiful thing about XHTML-centric microformats is that
presentation and meaning are (mostly) freely intermixed without
requiring major sacrifices on the part of the content provider.
Perhaps a repository of advice relating to this issue is needed?
Tantek Çelik wrote:
> I used the example during my last talk at WE05 of -- how many of you have
> seen or written markup like:
> <div class="header">
> instead of
> And the nervous laughter that followed made it quite clear this is
> acknowledged as a common mistake (ironically, the same mistake that the
> writers of that aforementioned article made).
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