[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?

Regards, etc...

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
> <h1>
> etc.?
> 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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