[uf-discuss] Comments from IBM/Lotus rep about Microformats

S. Sriram ssriram at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 08:48:37 PST 2006

From: "Mike Schinkel" <mikeschinkel at gmail.com>

> http://listserver.dreamhost.com/pipermail/whatwg-whatwg.org/2006-December/00
> 8462.html
> I wonder if his issues can be addressed?

How about a distributed parser-discovery service

More specifically a YADIS discovered JSON returning uf-specific parser:

1. Place an entry on the uf-authored page detailing the ufs-used
<meta name="ufs-used" content="hreveiew hatom hwidget" />

2. Place a yadiservices discovery pointer to where parser(s)
maybe found,  (on the same uf-authored page)
<meta name="ufs-used" content="hreveiew hatom hwidget" />
<meta http-equiv="X-YADIS-Location" 
content="http://www.blahblah.com/path/to/yadis-file" />

3. add parser service data to the (existing) yadis file pointed to within
the uf-authored page.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xrds:XRDS xmlns:xrds="xri://$xrds" xmlns="xri://$xrd*($v*2.0)"><XRD>

4. ..domain../path/to/uf2json-parser is a REST-call that is passed
a 'uf-snippet' and returns a JSON object.
Browsers that are uf-aware would call the parser with the uf-snippet,
and than hand of the JSON to the storing module.

CONS: The parser needs to be 'hosted', incurring bandwidth costs.
PROS: Roll your own microformat and parser - or - *leave your html
as is and just build a parser for it and point tothe parser from within the 

S. Sriram

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