[microformats-discuss] URIs please!
microformats-discuss at peterjanes.ca
Thu Jul 14 17:42:14 PDT 2005
Ryan King wrote:
> On Jul 14, 2005, at 8:14 AM, Bud Gibson wrote:
>> 2. The presence of an XMDP cannot practically be assumed to mean
>> that any occurrence of an attribute value defined in the XMDP is to
>> be interpreted according to the XMDP's definition.
> Right, but we're not looking for individual attribute values, we're
> looking for attribute values in context.
I don't think it's necessarily true that a microformat will define a hierarchy
of attribute values. Take rel="nofollow", which defines a single value, as
an example: there's no structure involved, it is significant no matter where
it appears in a document. My proposed robots-exclusion profile is an even
more general case than rel="nofollow" since it defines attribute values (class
names) that can be used on any subset of elements in a document in any
combination or order.
(Some may debate that robots-exclusion is a microformat, since even in its
name it's targeted at crawlers. To those folks I'd note that rel="nofollow",
which was created entirely for use by spiders, is perhaps the most
widely-adopted microformat out there; it certainly has the most significant
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