[uf-discuss] Principles of Microformats?

Siegfried Gipp siegfried at rorkvell.de
Thu Dec 14 05:35:09 PST 2006

Am Donnerstag, 14. Dezember 2006 01:47 schrieb Benjamin West:
> Mike, interesting list.
> > 1.) Includes visible-only
> Yeah, microformats only represent visible data.
Sure? Think of:
<link rel="tag" href="http://www.microformats.org/xfolk" title="xfolk"/>

> > 11.) Considers existing HTML usage
> If a particular type of data isn't already being representing in HTML,
> we typically avoid developing a format for it.  Also, we use the same
> techniques many authors use, such as using class and semantic HTML.
Don't forget xhtml :)

> > 17.) Inspired by needs of Bloggers and blog-related services
> Use cases involving bloggers are easy to come up with, however I
> started working on microformats before I had a blog!  Anyway, I
> suspect blogger-based use cases are good because they are so
> user-centric.  It is certainly not the focus of microformats, I think.
Unfortunately. Although microformats could be quite useful for other types of 
web resources, too.

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