[whatwg] microformats incompatible with WebApps 1.0 ?
ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 11 14:19:05 PST 2006
On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, James Graham wrote:
> I am really quite concerned about the use of a global namespace to
> associate classnames with semantics. This raises the possibility of
> collisions between people who are expecting the class attribute to be an
> opaque, semantic-free string, similar to the way that it was defined in
> HTML 4, and those who are in the know about the existence of a global
> registry and diligently register all the classnames that they use before
> publishing anything.
> I'm not sure what the solution to this problem is.
Me neither. Suggestions welcome.
> I think the situation would be considerably better if people were able
> to register classname _prefixes_, so that people could use classnames of
> the form microformatName_propertyName with microformatName registered.
> This may require changes to the syntax of existing microformats for use
> in HTML 5. I don't know if people would find that acceptable, but I
> think the current proposal is, at least, unworkable.
The current proposal is a superset of this -- there's no reason that "the
community" that eventually decides to gate the class names couldn't
enforce such a policy. It doesn't actually change the spec.
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