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Re: The Semantic Debate

From: Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis <bhawkeslewis@googlemail.com>
Date: Mon, 07 May 2007 20:17:53 +0100
Message-ID: <463F7B61.6030006@googlemail.com>
To: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>
CC: John Foliot <foliot@wats.ca>, www-html@w3.org, public-html@w3.org

Lachlan Hunt wrote:
> John Foliot wrote:
>> Some have cited microformats as an example of reusing existing
>> attributes in defense of using @class to assign semantic meaning, but
>> what about the "issue" that microformats has with the dating scheme
>> they use, deploying the title attribute?
>> [http://www.webstandards.org/2007/04/27/haccessibility/]
> HTML5 introduces the <time> element to solve this problem.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/section-phrase.html#the-time 

Sure, but that only solves one instance of the problem. There's also 
machine-readable geolocation for example. Presumably future data formats 
will come up with yet more machine-readable data that needs to be 
encoded into webpages.

Benjamin Hawkes-Lewis
Received on Monday, 7 May 2007 19:18:05 UTC

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