[Standards-JIG] JEP-0071: class and rel attributes

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Fri Jul 21 17:39:38 UTC 2006

> I've realized that it would be cool for XHTML-IM [2]
> to be able to embed microformats

Please can you explain why.

AFAICT, Microformats don't seem to fit with XHTML-IM's purpose. i.e. 
"lightweight text markup" and "minimal structural elements and 
presentational styles that can easily be rendered". IIRC this list agreed 
that XHTML-IM is targeted towards styling typical short IM messages.

Many XHTML rendering agents will try to interpret the 'class' attribute as a 
CSS style (even if the XHTML spec technically allows other uses for 

Wasn't there some discussion of the possibility of a second XHTML JEP for 
larger (email-like) messages? Perhaps that is the best home for 

- Ian 

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