[uf-discuss] An Inconvenient hCard

Ara Pehlivanian ara.pehlivanian at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 12:45:08 PST 2007

On 3/21/07, Paul Wilkins <paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz> wrote:
> Ara Pehlivanian wrote:
> > On 3/21/07, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> >> <span class="tel">Tél.: <span class="value">(514) 123-4567</span></span>
> >> <span class="tel"><abbr class="type" title="fax">Téléc.</abbr>: <span
> >> class="value">(514) 123-4568</span></span>
> >
> >
> > Does the following make any sense to you as a potential solution to i18n?
> >
> > <span class="tel tel">Téléphone: <span class="value">(514)
> > 123-4567</span></span>
> > <span class="tel fax">Télécopieur: <span class="value">(514)
> > 123-4568</span></span>
> >
> > as opposed to stretching the semantics of the <abbr> tag?
> Quoted from http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-issues
> REJECTED TRIED ALREADY. Using class names for the "type" of a tel or adr
> was attempted (http://microformats.org/wiki/hcard-parsing#ISSUE_2), and
> failed in many situations. In addition, the "type" information is actual
> data, not just a property name, and thus deserves to be in the visible
> markup. Note that you can use abbreviations, e.g. <abbr class="type"
> title="work">W:</abbr> in order to present the type in a way that may
> better fit in with the rest of your presentation.

Well then, case closed. <abbr> tag it is!


Ara Pehlivanian

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