[uf-discuss] Versioned Documents

Shawn Carnell ShawnCarnell at aol.com
Mon Jan 30 05:40:31 PST 2006

Tim Barker wrote:
> Hi All - i'd appreciate your thought on how microformats can (or 
> could) be applied to solving the problem i'm trying to tackle:
> A lot of corporations have internal document management systems which 
> are used to apply change and version control for (mainly) documents. 
> Ironically, a large company will have around 8 different internal 
> document managements, each focusing on a different type of document or 
> process.
> Seems to me that an RSS feed containg a microformat describing the 
> document meta-data, version infomation and enclosed file would be the 
> ideal way to distribute document meta-data and version information 
> between different systems. I'm thinking that it would work in a 
> similar way to hCard, with each document having its own meta data.
Would SSE <http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/rss/sse/> handle the 
versioning/sync issues?  You'd still probably want a uf to describe the 
document meta-data, 'course.

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