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[whatwg] Extensible microdata attributes

From: Brett Zamir <brettz9@yahoo.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:48:55 +0800
Message-ID: <4DB6A317.5040900@yahoo.com>
  On 4/26/2011 5:33 PM, Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 7:36 AM, Brett Zamir<brettz9 at yahoo.com>  wrote:
>> This would prevent the need for such ugly hacks as:
>>
>> <span id="UnitedNations" style="display:none;" itemprop="orgName"
>> item-placeName="New York">United Nations</span>
>> ...
>> <blockquote itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0">
>> <span itemprop="who" style="display:none;">#United_Nations</span>
>>     We the Peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding
>> generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought
>> untold sorrow to mankind...
>> </blockquote>
>>
>> For the latter portion, one could instead just do:
>>
>> <blockquote itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://www.tei-c.org/ns/1.0"
>> item-who="#United_Nations">
>>     We the Peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding
>> generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought
>> untold sorrow to mankind...
>> </blockquote>
> I'm confused by your examples. What extractable statement are you trying to
> markup with microdata here? Is it: "the United Nations is in New York"?

That was one part, but I was mostly focusing on the quotation indicating 
that it was by the United Nations (which is an organization in New 
York). It is using a special attribute (in this case "item-who") rather 
than defining a (hidden) property-value child element (with itemprop="who").

Brett
Received on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 03:48:55 GMT

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