[microformats-discuss] microformat for weblog entries (+1)
David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Sat Aug 27 12:30:14 PDT 2005
Danny Ayers wrote:
> Such a thing has been suggested before a few times (David?) but
> there's another reason why it might be useful.
I'm plugging away at the Wiki. A pile of work dropped on my lap (or
rather, I dropped it there myself) but I'm trying to put aside 30
minutes a day for documenting stuff.
> Most content management systems produce RSS/Atom feeds of the last X
> entries. They also typically offer access to HTML representations of
> archived entries. What they don't generally do is offer a feed
> representation of archived entries. A weblog microformat could enable
> this by providing a XHTML representation that can be mapped 1-1 with a
> feed format.
Interestingly, I'm starting to think this is a little more difficult
than my first take on it, because of the various ways content can be
split up for presentation purposes. This is not to detract from your
> ... [clip lots and lots of good ideas ] ...
Maybe you should create a section in  for these ideas.
The cool about good ideas is that new and interesting uses start coming
out of "nowhere" once critical mass is reached; and this is not just
about a (hypothetical) blog post microformat but about all microformats
in general, which is why I'm excited about them. To draw an analogy, I
think microformats will be like dandelions -- one day, there's just a
couple, come back a little later and you'll see them everywhere. Except
we won't be trying to pull them out :-)
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