[uf-discuss] Microformats vs XML
scott at randomchaos.com
Sun Apr 30 20:29:51 PDT 2006
On Apr 30, 2006, at 9:56 PM, Karl Dubost wrote:
> *Remember* that I concluded the mail by ying-yang. Nothing is all
> good or all bad.
It's "yin-yang" (no 'g' on 'yin'), and that's not really what it
means. Yin-yang is the balance of opposing forces, e.g. human-
readability and machine-readability. When these are balanced
properly, it's all good. When one has too much influence over the
other, e.g. tag soup on the one end, or binary formats on the other,
it's all bad. See Wikipedia:
"Yin and yang are equally important, unlike the typical dualism of
good and evil."
So yin-yang might actually be a good symbol for microformats, just
not in the way suggested above.
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