[uf-discuss] generic microformat parsing heuristics?

Mark Pilgrim pilgrim at gmail.com
Mon Nov 7 11:52:40 PST 2005

On 11/7/05, Phil Dawes <phil at phildawes.net> wrote:
> Out of interest, do you think that a generic microformats parser _can_
> be written?
> (e.g. something that could parse hcard, hcal et al out of xhtml without
> prior knowledge of their precise schemas?)

No, nor should any effort be expended in such a pursuit.  c.f.
 "We don't care about the general case."  This is just the general
case rearing its ugly head on the parsing side, instead of the
production side.


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