[uf-discuss] That pesky abbrevation tag (yet again)

Jim O'Donnell jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk
Sun Jan 6 02:48:03 PST 2008

On 6 Jan 2008, at 03:39, Paul Wilkins wrote:

>> Is it feasible to change the hCard parsing rules so that the content
>> of title is used, if present, for class="type", no matter which
>> element the class is present on?
> It was decided to not go that way. Authors commonly have other title
> attributes in microformat sections that are not supposed to be
> interpreted as machine data. Authors would have to retrofit their
> existing code and remove existing titles from all affected microformat
> sections.
So what's the way forward? Shrug our shoulders and accept <abbr> for  
types as a kind of 'spacer-gif' for microformats? Surely there's a  
way to solve this without encouraging authors to misuse HTML.


Jim O'Donnell
jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk

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