[microformats-discuss] Discovery of microformats

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Jul 12 15:48:50 PDT 2005

On Jul 12, 2005, at 2:08 PM, Danny Ayers wrote:
> On 7/12/05, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 7/12/05, Michal Migurski <mike at stamen.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Good timing -- I butted up against this problem yesterday and  
>> meant to
>> post it here.
>> At the same time, the profiles+XMDP approach is pretty fundamental,
>> and I'd hate to lose the benefits.
> Just stepping back a second - I can see the benefit of having a
> profile URI (to disambiguate the interpretation). What are the
> benefits of the XMDP part - documentation? Or is anyone doing some
> kind of processing with it?

I believe Brian Suda was working on a parser/validator for xmdp.

However, as I'm sure you've noticed, the real guts of an xmdp are the  
prose descriptions of the elements. So, just like other microformats,  
xmdp is for "humans first and machines second."


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