[uf-discuss] Re: Developing a strategy for deployment of microformats

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Jul 3 20:24:50 PDT 2006

I began a separate wiki not too long ago for "practical" information
about using and deploying microformats
(http://microformats.pbwiki.com). It'd be great to see this wiki get
some use -- and starting it off with a section on "Microformats in
Education" might be just the thing to kickstart it.

Note that while I don't want to take away from the mf dot org wiki, I
do see a need for a looser place to experiment with recording 'hacks
and hints' that are as necessarily authoritative as the main wiki.
Tantek and I have discussed this and the hope is that we can develop
this kind of practical/pragmatic information separately and then
migrate back (or crosslink) the relevant bits.


On 7/3/06, Jesse Rodgers <jrrodgers at gmail.com> wrote:
> Brian Kelly wrote:
> > I'd like to tap into the enthusiasm which the event generated by
> developing
> > a strategy for deployment of microformats within the sector.  My plans are
> > three-fold:
> >
> >   1 Education: what are microformats; what are their limitations; etc.
> >   2 Demonstrators: provide examples of uses of microformats; encourage
> > others to engage in similar examples for themselves; look at ways in which
> > third parties can exploit our microformats in ways which benefit the
> > community.   3 Work with the wider micoformat community
> Hi Brian,
> As part of a slow to start effort I have been trying to get a
> conversation going with the University Web Developers list
> (http://www.usask.ca/web_project/uwebd/index.html), which has a large
> amount of representation across North America, looking at particular
> formats for education. What I would also like to explore is if there
> are any changes might be needed to current formats to meet higher
> educations needs. I have been doing this as part of the WaSP Education
> task force:
> http://webstandards.org/action/edutf
> But I have not had the time to put into it until recently. A couple
> days ago I started collecting my own thoughts and invited others on
> the WaSP and uwebd list to contribute on a wiki here:
> http://web.uwaterloo.ca/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
> I am interested in achieving the same goals as yourself and perhaps
> there is a better way to achieve them than what I have started to do.
> Ideally a space in the MF wiki for higher education would be a great
> start. It wouldn't be something for a specific MF but instead a place
> to explore the application of MF in higher education and hopefully
> identify the key areas MF fall short which we would then end up with
> some suggested changes... maybe even a new MF or two.
> Any ideas from the community would be welcome...
> Jesse
> --
> Jesse Rodgers
> Manager, Web Communications
> University of Waterloo
> http://www.uwaterloo.ca
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