[uf-discuss] class names and uniqueness - hAtom
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Tue Oct 25 21:24:07 PDT 2005
On Oct 25, 2005, at 8:54 PM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> And as for making things more generic, I'd say, at first, don't.
I can accept that as a good starting point. But, that raises the
question: what comes after "at first?"
For example, I think Danny's done a great job of solving the specific
problem in question. But now that he's done it, that same pattern:
appears to recur in:
* S5 slides
* Classified ads
* Card catalogs
It sure seems like there's something ur-pattern behind all these
things which is being articulated in slightly different ways. Does
it really make sense to create five different microformats?
I realize there's a danger here of forcing dissimilar objects into
the same mold, and maybe this discussion is premature without more in-
depth research. But, given at least the possibility of an ur-pattern,
what is the optimal process for discovering it?
-- Ernie P.
Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
Ex-Physicist, Marketing Weenie, and Dilettante Hacker
Probe-Hacker blog: http://www.opendarwin.org/~drernie/
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