[uf-discuss] An Inconvenient hCard

Tim White tjameswhite at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 12 11:10:58 PST 2007

----- Original Message ----
>From Ara

On 3/12/07, James Craig <jcraig at apple.com> wrote:
> Paul Wilkins wrote:
> > With the abbr design pattern, you encode the machine-readable info
> > around the human-readable words.
> > <p class="tel"><abbr class="type" title="fax">Téléc</abbr>: <span
> > class="value">(514) 123-4568</span></p>

> This is a misuse of abbr at best.
> See: open issue! 2007-01-26
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-issues

>Okay, so what does a guy do in a case like this then? 

What about something along the lines of: 

<p class="tel"><span class="type" title="fax">Telec</span>: <span class="value">(514) 123-4568</span></p>

Title is a valid HTML attribute and this avoids abusing the <abbr>. 

Tim W.

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