[uf-discuss] Boom: book microformat?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Nov 29 13:59:45 PST 2005

On Nov 29, 2005, at 1:57 PM, Ryan King wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2005, at 5:53 AM, Scott Reynen wrote:
>> FYI, on ALA today [1]:
>> "we are happy to discover that we actually developed (at least the  
>> beginnings of) a microformat for books."
>> Boom includes classes such as "table" and "caption" in place of  
>> the existing HTML tags and they don't appear to be following the  
>> process at all, but they're calling it a microformat, so someone  
>> might want to comment on it.
>> [1] http://www.alistapart.com/articles/boom
> More evidence that "microformat" has achieved buzzword status. What  
> they've done is a great solution, but as you point out, they didn't  
> follow the process. They've created semantic xhtml, but probably  
> not a microformat.

Oh, and it looks like they've [partially] reinvented DocBook.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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