[whatwg] microformats incompatible with WebApps 1.0 ?

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 11 19:04:13 PST 2006

On Mon, 11 Dec 2006, ryan king wrote:
> So, here's a possible middle way:
> Keep profiles, but ditch the profile attribute. Instead of registering 
> class names, register *root* class names and map them to XMDP profile 
> URLs and documents[1]. I believe this is essentially equivalent to 
> today's practice, though better organized.

I don't see why XMDP is necessary, but the rest of your proposal is fine, 
IMHO. And is already compatible with how the HTML5 spec stands, and is how 
the Web is used today.

> The first question is likely, "what if yahoo wants to use hCard?" Well, 
> there's already plans to add the ability for one XMDP document to refer 
> to another (this reminds me that I need to bug Tantek about that :D). 
> So, Yahoo's XMDP document could point at the hCard XMDP document in 
> order to make use of it on their website.

Or they could just use hCard. No need for XMDP anywhere.

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