[microformats-discuss] implementors instructions

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Mon Jun 27 18:24:21 PDT 2005

On 6/27/05 6:11 PM, "Ian Hickson" <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Ryan King wrote:
>>>>> That seems to be more about authoring/using microformats rather
>>>>> than implementing microformats, no?
>>>> I see implementing and authoring as the same thing.
>>> Ah. So what do you call the act of creating software that consumes
>>> microformats?
>> Consuming?
>> Maybe we need to lock down our terminology a bit?
> In the Web specification world, the generally accepted terminology is:

>  implementation - an application that consumes a format

Aren't editing tools/services or tools/services that *generate* web pages /
formats also considered "implementations"?

Even if they are used by "authors", the tools and services themselves are
still implementations.

Thus I see EVDB.com as an "implementation" of hCard, hCalendar, RelTag etc.


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