[uf-discuss] Should microformat features (like rel-tag) have explicit scope?

James Craig jcraig at apple.com
Wed Feb 7 12:26:35 PST 2007

Ryan King wrote:

> Requiring authors to add markup in order to make rel-tag's scope  
> explicit makes it hard to publish the data and doesn't solve any  
> real problem.

Hijacking a thread to mention another rel-tag oddity:

Requiring a restful URL for rel-tag (though the ideal solution) is  
expecting a lot more of a µf author than requiring authors to add a  
bit of markup.

<a rel="tag" href="/tags/tagName">text</a>

Practical alternative for some cases (using title value):
<a rel="tag" title="tagName" href="/ 

If the ugly URL isn't enough of an explanation, consider that front- 
end developers make up a majority of the converts in the area of web  
standards. It is not unthinkable that a front-end developer would  
want to implement rel-tag even when the server-side developer is  
unwilling to implement a restful URL. There ought to be a markup  

I didn't see this address on any of the rel-tag wiki pages other that  
the tagName-as-linkText solution with which I also disagree. Wanted  
to mention it here for feedback.

Wot say you?

PS. Intro will come later.

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