URI profiles [was RE: [uf-discuss] Comments from IBM/Lotus rep about Microformats]

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Dec 13 10:27:19 PST 2006

In message <001601c71e8a$15fcd600$0201a8c0 at andrieuhome>, Joe Andrieu
<joe at andrieu.net> writes

>Which means that URI profiles are /effectively/ required if you want to
>be assured that standards-compliant parsers will pick them up your
>Yea!  I think profiles are great.  So, why not formalize the

1)  If profiles are mandatory (or implicitly required by p*rser
behaviour), what happens to people who cannot edit the "head" element
(blog or CMS users, for instance)?

2) Rather than having a profile for each uF (and, presumably,
near-duplicate profiles for nested uFs such as geo or adr in hCard?) why
not have one over-arching profile for all microformats?

Andy Mabbett
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