[microformats-discuss] Class attributes are about more than styling

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Oct 20 13:22:29 PDT 2005

On Oct 19, 2005, at 7:07 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:

> Nice!  I did not know that.  In fact, most web gurus I know refer  
> to them as "CSS classes", which from your post appears to be  
> inaccurate.

Yes, it is inaccurate.

I don't want to be penantic on the point, but I think it could be  
helpful for us as microformateers to try and dispel the myth.

> A very useful reference.

Thanks. I've actually go more such posts in the queue, mostly because  
Dimitri rightfully pointed out that we don't talk much about semantic  
[x]html in general- we only talk about specifics. I think I've made  
too many assumptions about people's backgrounds- I assume that  
everyone here knows html, xhmlt, css and rest (not in the colloquial  
sense, but in the academic formulation). I've also assumed that  
people are at least vaguely familiar with RDF and related technologies.

I realize now that some of these assumptions have been wrong- mostly  
people don't *really* know html well and don't realize that there's  
more for them to know.

So, I'm planning on writing a series of blog posts on general issues  
semantics and the aforementioned technologies. Coming up:

1. Semantic tables (hopefully a precursor to more XOXT work).
2. rel vs. rev
3. structure vs. semantics (when do they work together and when are  
they independent?)
4. ???

I'm open to suggestions, both in terms of what should be covered and  
in which order.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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