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RE: hCard and hCalendar Formats

From: Alastair Campbell <ac@nomensa.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Aug 2006 17:00:36 +0100
Message-ID: <2A876A583754DD4E8E03CFE899FA1606795275@saturn.intranet.nomensa.com>
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> This group is making a standard that is using span tags with 
> html class names, which worries me when it comes to 
> accessibility.  

I don't think there are any real accessibility issues caused by including microformats, at least not intrinsically. Screen readers might stop in strange places if the spans are wrapped around pieces of words, but apart from that, I doubt anyone would notice the additions.

> Is the W3C working on a standard that can be 
> used for this purpose? 

I think Microformats.org is doing rather well on it's own, and it isn't particularly something that the W3C would or should get involved in until it's settled down. (And then it would just be a ratification kind of thing.)

The people leading it (Tantek Çelik for example) are very W3C aware, I believe Tantek is working on CSS3?

In fact, it is likely to be good for accessibility, as the tools for consuming microformats often require valid code.

As an example, can you tell this page has microformats?

Kind regards,


Alastair Campbell         |  Director of User Experience

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