[microformats-discuss] URIs please!

Bud Gibson bud at thecommunityengine.com
Thu Jul 14 14:42:18 PDT 2005

On Jul 14, 2005, at 17:25, Danny Ayers wrote:

> It's a URI. See:
> http://www.w3.org/TR/webarch/#uri-benefits
>>> But however it's done, identification of the microformat used within
>>> the doc by means of a URI (the GUID of the Web) is essential IMHO to
>>> make the difference between making quality, globally unambiguous  
>>> data
>>> available and something barely less fragile than screenscraping  
>>> as it
>>> stands.
>> I don't think anyone is disagreeing with you.
> That's very good news, but doesn't appear to be reflected in the  
> current docs.
> Cheers,
> Danny.

Of course, the URI could just be the URL to the XMDP.

One wonders if a way around this is to designate the container class  
attribute value in the XMDP and then have parsers assume that, within  
the context of the document, that class value resolved to the URI.


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