[microformats-discuss] URIs please!

Danny Ayers danny.ayers at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 15:21:24 PDT 2005

Just my personal opinions -

On 7/14/05, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:

> > Why as a crawler developer should I care about profiles as they are
> > not compulsory and I will need to parse the whole page anyway?
> Maybe they should be compulsory?

I'd like to see the *reference* to a profile being strongly
recommended, as ranted at length in my previous "URIs" post. This
would mean that you wouldn't necessarily have to parse the whole page,
unless it contained the profile identifier and hence data you were
interested in.

> Don't think just in terms of performance- a profile can still make
> your life easier, as it will make things less ambiguous.


But I'd be wary of about mandating an XMDP profile, at least until
reference to other schema docs and the like can be easily supported in
a machine-readable fashion. I believe it will be easy enough to do
this for RDF (I forget exactly - something like a reference to the
XSLT in a  <meta> element). Not so sure about XML Schema/DTDs/RelaxNG




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