[microformats-discuss] hSpec

Mark Pilgrim pilgrim at gmail.com
Fri Aug 26 12:20:19 PDT 2005

New to the list, apologies if this has been discussed before.

I've been thinking about creating hSpec, a microformat based on RFC
2629 http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2629.html

RFCs can be authored in XML and then transformed into (normative) text
versions and (informative) HTML versions.  Examples of HTML versions
abound; search Google for the exact string "Funding for the RFC Editor
function is currently provided by the Internet Society" and add
"-filetype:txt" to weed out the text versions.


The HTML versions of RFCs currently expose virtually none of the
semantics of the original XML.  However, virtually all of them are
created with a single program, xml2rfc <http://xml.resource.org/>. 
Adding microformat support to this program would have a huge impact on
all future published or republished RFCs.

RFC 2629 includes a complete DTD, which could serve as the reference
for the hSpec class names.



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