[microformats-discuss] profiles- resolved

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Jul 15 17:43:58 PDT 2005

Our discussion around profiles is going in circles.

Let me end the thread here (and give Tantek a chance to catch up on  
the discussion :)). Please give xmdp and profiles a break until  
Tantek is caught up- we have plenty of other things to discuss  
(resumes, anyone? geo, anyone? blog comments, anyone?)

Here's a summary of xmdp, profile stuff, which I hope should clear up  

1. Microformats should be a profile URI. Not all of them do yet (this  
is due to the 24-hours-in-a-day problem- http://james.lab6.com/ 

2. The profile URI could be a URL that resolves to an XMDP.

3. Profiles should probably be reference-able outside of the <head  

<link rel="profile" .../> was proposed by Tantek and Eric Meyer at  
WWW2005 (or was it 2004?).

Likewise, <a rel="profile" ...></a> has been proposed and accepted as  
a suggestion.

Please see http://microformats.org/wiki/xmdp-brainstorming

4. Please read the info on xmdp at gmpg.org (http://gmpg.org/xmdp)  
and ask questions if there's anything you don't understand. I'll let  
Tantek explain more.

Again, this discussion has become non-productive- the signal-to-noise  
ratio has gone way down. Let's just take a break.


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