[whatwg] microformats incompatible with WebApps 1.0 ?

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at michelf.com
Sun Dec 10 19:08:57 PST 2006

Le 10 déc. 2006 à 21:37, Karl Dubost a écrit :

> WebApps 1.0 doesn't have profiles attribute, and then can't be used  
> for microformats.
> http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/
> I thought it was. Is there a record of this decision somewhere or  
> the rationale behind it?

It was there, I can remember it and the SVN archive kept a record of  
it. Ian removed it when he added a registration process for class  
names, as shown in revision 422:

> profile out, class and meta wiki registrations in. some predefined  
> classes and metas too.

Not a very detailed rationale. It seems to me that the idea is to  
replace the profile-based microformats with a global list of class  
names to be maintained and extended on a wiki or something similar.

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.com

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