[microformats-discuss] FW: [process] and blog-description-format
Tantek Ç elik
tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Sat Jul 23 14:27:31 PDT 2005
I have just gotten a chance to take a look at it, and left a few comments on
the wiki page, but realized I should provide more explicit feedback points
here on the list to encourage folks to better follow the microformat
PLEASE read http://microformats.org/wiki/process before and *during* any
proposal of any microformat.
If there's anywhere that the process and principles seem unclear,
please feel free to ask.
1. Research must use existing examples. The examples in the background
research document (blog-description-format) are theoretical illustrative
documents, and that's inappropriate for background research. Examples in a
background research document MUST be from existing web
2. DO NOT propose a microformat before performing and documenting the
relevant background research first.
3. Background research pages should not contain draft proposals.
4. For *any* microformat proposal having to do with a blog, try using the
the proposed microformat markup *on your own blog* and see how it works. Do
this *first*, *before* proposing it. You might find that doing so points
out problems which can be iterated on, without having to write up a proposal
5. Many folks have been iterating (per 4.) for a few years, and perhaps feel
they haven't reached a format good enough to propose as a standard. This is
why it is important to follow points 1. and 2. Research includes not just
looking at markup/code examples and deconstructing them into implicit
schema, but also reading people's writings/blog posts about the subject.
6.In contrast to
take a look at:
not much is there yet, but it is definitely following the process.
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