[microformats-discuss] Re: microformats for various types of media?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Jul 15 13:33:20 PDT 2005

On Jul 14, 2005, at 5:51 PM, Tim White wrote:

> Dougal's media idea got me to finally make some time and write up a
> post[1] that's been a long time coming. It captures my thoughts from
> the beginning -- working with semantic markup -- and progresses to
> microformats as the solution.
> I really think that a media microformat can solve a very simple  
> problem
> that I have, as well as introducing some interesting possibilities for
> indexers, agregators, etc. The short version: I'm looking for a
> meaningful way to distinguish different types of media (books, movies,
> etc). The basic XHTML elements are pretty limited on this, but a
> microformat would allow us to add meaning to existing elements.
> I'm very new to the whole scene and am but a humble self-taught web
> developer, so the post may be a bit basic. But hopefully it  
> illustrates
> well enough were I'm coming from and where I'd like to go.
> Please let me know what you think. Are we onto something?


> What's next?

I'm sure you've seen http://microformats.org/wiki/media-metadata- 

At this point, we still need to do some research. So, add whatever  
media metadata examples you can to that page.


> (Let me guess: http://www.microformats.org/wiki/process.)
> [1] Read the entry:
> http://www.tjameswhite.com/blog/archives/2005/07/semantic-markup- 
> microformats/

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