[uf-discuss] User Profile Microformat

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Jan 16 16:05:28 PST 2006

Fair enough.

I think I'll go ahead and do some crazy-zaney-stuff and not call it a
microformat in the interest of getting something done/to show. Once
that's done and the ocean is boiled, then we'll talk. ;)

Seriously though, I think that along the path to a microformat, when
one doesn't obviously exist and there aren't enough cowpaths to make
it obvious what to pave, we need to start getting into the methodology
of explore--then do something--document why--then maybe later if it
catches on, codify in a microformat.

This is what I recommended with my Community Mark concept, except for
an alternative to trademark.'



On 1/16/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> I want to first question the need for a separate user profile microformat.
> Use hCard first and then document specific reasons why your particular
> real-world application has other real-world needs.
> Without bases in real-world examples and needs, you'll end up with a
> kitchen-sink mess format like some other profile formats which shall go
> unnamed.
> Thanks,
> Tantek
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