[uf-discuss] Microformats, WebApps 1.0 and UI widgets in browsers

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Thu Feb 1 07:33:28 PST 2007

On 2/1/07, Karl Dubost <karl at w3.org> wrote:
> Le 1 févr. 2007 à 19:36, Kevin Marks a écrit :
> > On Jan 31, 2007, at 11:25 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:
> >>       At first, I say "cool, very cool!". Then, taking a step
> >> back, I think what about the documents which have been created for
> >> the last 15 years before microformats effort existed. These
> >> documents contain class names which are probably and most
> >> certainly very similar to some values defined by microformats
> >> community.
> >
> > Karl, can you document instances of use of 'vcard', 'vevent',
> > 'hfeed,' 'hresume', 'hreview' etc before microformats defined them?
> Agreed on that.
> Notice that you selected some specific class names.

The specific class names are "root" class names. Non-root class names
(e.g. "title") only make "microformats sense" if they're under the DOM
tree of a root class name. The root class names have been chosen not
to conflict with known existing uses [1][2].

Regards, etc...

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/naming-principles#Unique_Root_Class_Names
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-parsing#root_class_name

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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