[microformats-discuss] Developer Adoption

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jul 14 11:00:47 PDT 2005

On Jul 14, 2005, at 5:43 AM, Andy Hume wrote:
> On 14 Jul 2005, at 00:17, Ryan King wrote:
>> On Jul 13, 2005, at 4:08 PM, Andy Hume wrote:
>>> IMHO these early formats will be the key to encouraging developer  
>>> uptake because they work here and now, and can be useful in a  
>>> real world way. Do we need a developer adoption drive?
>> Yes and no. To some degree, its already happening without an  
>> explicit drive pushing it. On the other hand, education and  
>> evangelism is always helpful.
>> And there's nothing holding anyone back from doing this on their  
>> own. I know Tantek and I both regularly email people suggesting  
>> that they implement a specific microformat on their site.
> For sure Ryan, I just don't want to encourage potentially thousands  
> of people to author their microformats in a particular way - and  
> then you guys to tell me it may have been better some other way. ;)

Feel free to ask questions, or run things by the group before sending  
them out.

>>> What are your feelings on this? And what specific mark-up example  
>>> do you believe would be appropriate for this?
>> hCalendar makes for good examples, too, because many sites are  
>> already publishing events,
> ...and all sites are publishing contact details, hence my choice of  
> hcard.

Good choice. :)


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