[uf-discuss] Comments from IBM/Lotus rep about Microformats
mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Sat Dec 16 00:42:47 PST 2006
Scott Reynen wrote:
> This mirrors how natural language works.
> Until there is some need for clarification, we assume everyone knows
> what we mean. Then there is a need for clarification, we clarify.
> No one goes around defining every word before they use it,
> and I don't think we can expect publishers to behave
> differently with HTML symbols. We could require profile
> URIs, but that won't make anyone use them. OI think only a
> practical need for disambiguation will do that.
The analogy is flawed. Humans have intelligences to compensate when
presented with ambiguity. Machine (at least currently) do not.
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