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

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Sat Dec 9 07:07:57 PST 2006

On 12/9/06, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> My recent thinking has been that the following rules may work:
> An "outer" microformat should
> - never look for attributes inside nested microformats (particularly
> hCard, hCalendar, hAtom and xFolk)

--- i would also disagree with this because  then you creating
dependancies across ALL microformats, now and forever. If i create a
VALID hCard 1.0 parser... in 2 years when hFooBar hits the web, my
VALID 1.0 parser is no longer valid - other microformats could
obsolete existing standards. Microformats are meant as building blocks
and they should be able to be using independantly and together...
otherwise everytime someone marked-up an hCalendar with an hCard for
the venue, your hCalendar location would be empty. It's not a bug,
it's a feature.

brian suda

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