[microformats-discuss] URIs please!

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Jul 15 14:16:28 PDT 2005

On Jul 15, 2005, at 3:55 AM, Carl Beeth wrote:

> I still have doubts on these XMDP Profiles, I can understand that they
> are useful but they add a lot of complexity to the authoring. As I see
> it one of the big ideas behind microformats is that someone could drop
> a hCalendar event in a blog post. Now adding the XMDP Profile may not
> seem as a big deal to some but in my opinion it makes it substantially
> more complicated. A much more serious case is a XFN reference where
> you add a huge overhead for a tiny item.

Huge overhead? A single link is huge overhead?

> You will say that I don't need the profile on the element and that it
> can be declared in the header of the page. But then you have a new
> problem you will always need to know in advance if you will and what
> microformat you might use where. I fear what will end up happening is
> that implementors will do this on CMS level and all the templates will
> contain all the possible XMDP Profiles adding a lot of cruft to the
> pages. Or worse it will slow down adoption because it is more
> complicated to implement.

More complicated than what?

Once again. We know that allowing other options than <head  
profile=""> is necessary.

No need to bring it up again. It will happen.

> So I can understand that there is a need to disambiguate and that XMDP
> Profiles do that. But would it not be possible to make a super profile
> that contains a bunch of profiles? This way you declare once for the
> page that

Did you get cut off here?


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