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Re: Microformats?

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sun, 10 Jul 2005 18:49:10 -0700
Message-Id: <18008DC1-FFA0-4782-88CB-E0E7A110C96D@mnot.net>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>

Hi Karl,

I had a conversation with Tantek Celik the other day, and he  
corrected my misconceptions WRT microformats (at least as he preaches  
them ;). AFAICT, they only use class and id attributes, along with  
HTML profiles, to add semantics to documents, and thus don't break  

I.e., they *don't* arbitrarily add attributes and elements. Apologies  
for the confusion.

I still think it's worthwhile to consider HTML's extensibility story  
in light of the ongoing work on extensibility and versioning  
happening in the TAG and elsewhere, but it's not as urgent for the  
requirements of microformats. That's probably not directly of concern  

What the validator *could* do, however, is support validation of HTML  
profiles; e.g., by validating profiles described in XMDP;

Just a thought.


On 09/06/2005, at 8:54 AM, Karl Dubost wrote:

> Mark,
> Le 05-06-06 à 17:36, Mark Nottingham a écrit :
>> Just curious if there's been any discussion about making the  
>> validator more microformat-friendly; i.e., not calling extension  
>> attributes/elements invalid, only calling out the first  
>> occurrence, etc.
> Would you like to give an example of such a document, just a small  
> piece of code and the version of HTML 4.01, you are using. To be  
> sure if you are talking about
>     new extensions/attributes
> or
>     predetermined values of attributes.
> -- 
> Karl Dubost - http://www.w3.org/People/karl/
> W3C Conformance Manager
> *** Be Strict To Be Cool ***

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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