[microformats-discuss] Discovery of microformats

Michal Migurski mike at stamen.com
Tue Jul 12 13:08:55 PDT 2005

> I'm a little concerned with relying on UA parsing as the sole  
> fallback.  It requires that the UA have an updated notion of what  
> the microformats are.  How would that happen?  The profile  
> mechanism seems easier.

Easier if you're writing code to parse microformats. Less easy if  
you're trying to generate them - a lot of blogging software does not  
make it simple to affect the document's HEAD based on the contents of  
the BODY by default. I use Blosxom, and it has no such abilities  
without using a dedicated plug-in.

I'd say that option #2 (UA could parse the page, looking for  
microformats that it knows about) is the only reasonable possibility  
in the context of the open web. Am I off base?


michal migurski- mike at stamen.com

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