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[whatwg] microformats incompatible with WebApps 1.0 ?

From: George Staikos <staikos@kde.org>
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 16:04:09 -0700
Message-ID: <9EDD9680-4C1C-40E4-A331-9861E6E9493C@kde.org>

On 11-Dec-06, at 8:02 PM, Ian Hickson wrote:
> Your use of the term "microformat" seems very loose. A microformat  
> isn't
> just anything that uses keywords in HTML's extension attributes; a
> microformat is a format that has gone through the very rigorous  
> process of
> research, design, and public study that Microformats.org documents.  
> The
> entire concept of a vendor-specific microformat is an oxymoron, for
> instance.

    Isn't Microformat predicated on the fact that anyone can embed  
additional information in HTML by simply placing it there in a  
structured format that conforms to the standard?  If so, then  
anything that uses keywords in HTML extension attributes simply to  
convey additional information could be considered a microformat.  I  
don't think it's necessary to go to microformats.org for this.  A  
vendor-specific microformat is completely legitimate from my point of  
view.  It's a way for a vendor to pass information from a site to a  
user without interfering with the expected browsing experience.   
Maybe you mean to distinguish "microformat" from "Microformat"?

    Really, what matters here is the concept, not the formality.

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George Staikos
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