[uf-discuss] Enumerating Microformats on a Page
ryan at technorati.com
Fri Mar 24 14:20:06 PST 2006
First of all, welcome to the list, Phil. I encourage you to read
through the list archives and the wiki, there's a lot of background
material and previous discussion there.
On Mar 24, 2006, at 12:16 PM, Phil Haack wrote:
> People do read Microformat content directly which I understand. It
> with the "Human First" principle.
> But references to the xmdp profiles are in the <head> element which
> is NOT
> human readable. So there is precedent for non-human readable
> discoverability mechanism within Microformats.
> At Mix06, Tantek pointed out that listing all the xmdp profiles
> that a site
> used on a homepage could get unwieldy.
Right, because the current method is to have a seperate URI for each
> I suppose if I wanted to help both people and an aggregator find
> Microformats of interest, there could be a microformat for a site
> index. My
> homepage could include it or simply link to it using some other
Hmm, this sounds to me like a theoretical argument. I'd like to hear
what experience people have had here. Has anyone here worked on
crawling to index microformats? If so, what challenges did you face?
Also, I don't believe microformats are a special case here.
Discovering HTML resources on the web is a common problem, regardless
of wether the pages have microformats in them or not.
> Thus for the human, there would be a simple link to follow <a
> href="/siteindex/" rel="siteindex">Site Map</a>. Likewise, my
> would look for this if it didn't find the xmdp profile for a
> sitemap on the
> current page.
Hmm, what's wrong with using the standard 'Contents' [http://
> I think this might be useful so aggregators (and users) don't have
> to crawl
> an entire site.
> Has there been any work done in this area? Is it a bad idea?
Besides Google's sitemaps, I'm sure there's been other work done.
Anyone have some knowledge here?
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