[microformats-discuss] FW: [process] and blog-description-format

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Sun Jul 24 18:55:57 PDT 2005

On 7/24/05 6:20 PM, "Robert Bachmann" <rbach at rbach.priv.at> wrote:

> Tantek Çelik wrote:
>> In particular:
>> 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
>> pages/services/products.
> Is it okay to have an extra wiki page for theoretical examples?

Another way of phrasing theoretical examples is "strawman proposals".  And
yes, it is ok to do so, but only in conjunction with doing research.
Strawman proposals are a good way of "throwing ideas out there" that are
meant to spur discussion, rather to be taken seriously as format proposals.
That relieves them of heavier responsibilities, and frees us up to
experiment in the open and think out loud, both of which are encouraged.

> If yes, how should this page be called?


E.g. see pages on hcard-brainstorming, hcalendar-brainstorming.  The
*-brainstorming pages are good workspaces for jotting down various bits and
pieces, and it's understood that they experience a lot of flux.



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