[uf-discuss] chat microformat next steps

Joshua Kinberg jkinberg at gmail.com
Wed Feb 1 10:53:30 PST 2006

I've seen people post screenshots of chat sessions. I think this is
because iChat on the Mac outputs a more visual format (maybe PDF that
is then converted to PNG or something? Haven't verified). Here's an

< http://www.kenyattacheese.net/braintag/2004/05/25/im_kenyatta_cheese_who_the_hell_are_you.php



On 2/1/06, Christopher St John <ckstjohn at gmail.com> wrote:
> my suspicion is that the vast majority of chat logs published to the
> web are the plain-old-text kind. i've been having problems verifying
> that due to the difficulty of searching for markup, but i'm pretty sure
> it's true.
> i suspect some (re) discussion (or just documentation) of exactly
> why a microformat is needed is in order, which involves a loop a back
> to the "why?" step instead of a move onto "don't-propose-a-uf". i'll
> check the list archives, but the chat examples page explanation is a
> bit incomplete, it might be a good next thing to update.
> if someone with memory of the events wants to point me in the right
> date range or a particulary revealing thread subject, that would be
> great, otherwise i'll just start searching the chat logs and email
> archives.
> -cks
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> Christopher St. John
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