[microformats-discuss] RFC: Thoughts on Video and
David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Tue Oct 18 03:07:23 PDT 2005
Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> Yes. It got deprecated because no one used it. But it doesn't mean
> that we couldn't use it. (Being deprecated means that we SHOULD NOT
> use it. Not that we MAY NOT use it.) It could become un-deprecated
> if it gains usage.
> The "rel" and "rev"attributes on the anchor element -- the <a> tag --
> weren't in widepread usage until recently either.
> I think that using it in the way I outlined in my article would be a
> good use of it. urn's imply semantics... which is great. And using
> the urn attribute in this way is (as I understand it) inline with how
> urn are supposed to be used.
XHTML (based on HTML 4.01) compliance is considered a MUST  here in
the microformats community. "rel" and "rev" may fly (I haven't looked
too closely) but "urn" is toast .
My XHTML compliance checking is quite functionally based on .
 upper-case MUST in the RFC sense, not the I'm yelling at you sense
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