[microformats-discuss] Discovery of microformats
porter at bokardo.com
Tue Jul 12 14:25:28 PDT 2005
On Jul 12, 2005, at 5:13 PM, Ryan King wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2005, at 12:32 PM, Ryan King wrote:
>> On Jul 12, 2005, at 11:41 AM, Joshua Porter wrote:
>>> In trying to understand why I should, as a developer, produce
>>> microformat code, I realized that I don't know how to find out
>>> which sites use microformats and which don't. (Tantek's pointer
>>> on microformats.org the other day reminded me of this)
>>> How would I (or my browsing/aggregating software) discover that a
>>> site is using microformats?
> Actually, before getting into that, I should have asked: "What do
> you mean by 'auto-discovery'?" In other words, give us a particular
Well, auto-discovery is only one way to discover, I shouldn't have
used that as the subject. I wanted to know about discovery by either
me *or* a UA.
A particular use-case would be like what I do with RSS in Safari or
Firefox...I browse to a web site and I get notification that there is
another format in play...
(The resulting discussion was exactly what I was looking for)
>> A couple of ways:
>> 1. You could tell it that there are microformats there. :)
>> 2. The UA could parse the page, looking for microformats that it
>> knows about.
>> 3. Profile URL- microformats can have a profile url, which is in
>> the profile attribute of the head element.
>> spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#h-7.4
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