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Re: Microformat support

From: Dave Sayer <dsayer@futurenet.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2007 13:51:20 +0100
Message-ID: <464AFE48.5020703@futurenet.co.uk>
To: Bruce Boughton <bruce@bruceboughton.me.uk>, html wg <public-html@w3.org>

Bruce Boughton wrote:
> 
> Henrik Dvergsdal wrote:
>>
>> Maybe microformats deserve a tag of their own ...?
>> -- 
>> Henrik
>>
> 
> Why? The point of microformats seems to be to add semantic information 
> in a backwards-compatible manner.  Today this will be using the 
> constructs they propose.  This will be very entrenched by the time HTML5 
> comes out so I think HTML5 should not make special allowance for 
> Microformats, but instead forge its own path.
> Bruce
> 
I would have to agree with Bruce here. The beauty of Microformats is 
that they can be implemented on a site using existing HTML elements, 
thus are unobtrusive and add semantic value to a pages elements. To give 
them their own tag(s) IMO, would take away their simplicity.

Cheers,

Dave

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