[microformats-discuss] RFC: Thoughts on Video and Audio Microformats

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 13:26:07 PDT 2005


On 10/18/05, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <drernie at opendarwin.org> wrote:


> > (Which is where I think you are coming from.  Although Microformats
> > like hcard and hcalerdar have more "structure" to them... in the same
> > way that <table> has more structure.)
> > Yes,... I think I understand.  You are using the "class" attribute to
> > "invent" new tags.  (Is that correct?)
> Yes, absolutely.  If there's an appropriate XHTML construct which
> plausibly *does* carry the correct semantics, we ought to use that.
> But if not, we should define that specific semantic as a new class
> name, rather than (ab)using an existing tag inappropriately.

OK, I think I "get it" now.  Microformats aren't really anything new. 
They're just a formalization of what alot of people have been doing
for quite some time.

Thanks for the explanation.

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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