[uf-discuss] hJob

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Wed Aug 30 10:40:43 PDT 2006

Thanks for the links Scott. Good stuff.

Chris, I have to agree with Scott re your 'slight break with convention'
suggestion. Like you, I have thought about reusing hJob for query/criteria
but I think the idea adds non-trivial constraints without offering
sufficient immediate term rewards.

However, I think a general effort should be made by this group to
investigate general conventions for reusing existing microformats for
query/criteria specification so that we don't close doors unknowningly or
unnecessarily when we design new microformats.

- Don

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On Aug 30, 2006, at 10:33 AM, Chris Messina wrote:

> Just as I can post my own hResume, being able to post jobs 
> descriptions that I think I'd be good at is an equally important 
> design goal for this mF. I also think that it's design, perhaps a 
> slight break with convention, should creatively tackle the issue of 
> helping folks get work that they love to do.

Isn't such a break with convention explicitly an anti-goal of microformats?
I hope marking up job listings in a standard format will lead to better
tools for job seekers, but to whatever extent descriptions of desired jobs
and descriptions of existing jobs differ, I think we should be focused on
what people are currently publishing on the web, which I expect is almost
entirely descriptions of /existing and available/ jobs.  If I'm missing
descriptions of desired jobs on the current web, I hope someone will add
appropriate examples to the wiki, but we shouldn't be building a microformat
around hypothetical publishing.


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