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

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.lists at gmail.com
Thu Dec 7 12:29:31 PST 2006

On 12/7/06, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:


> The RDF dream of having a generic parser and model has yet to win on
> the open web. I'm more than happy to let the market decide whether
> it's more value to have formats that are easy to publish, or those
> that are easy to parse (I'm sure you can guess which side I'll take).

Why does this need to be an either/or choice?  Why must
ease-of-authoring trade-off generality here?


> Also, I'm not sure how 'people not getting their pet properties' is a
> problem specific to microformats.

True. It doesn't mean it has to repeat the same mistake though. I
would certainly hope the HTML 5 effort would be open minded about
learning from all of the efforts in this space.


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