Language Maps [was RE: [uf-discuss] Microformats vs XML]
ryan at technorati.com
Mon May 1 11:24:08 PDT 2006
On May 1, 2006, at 1:33 AM, Joe Andrieu wrote:
> The current microformat model is certainly better than POX, but I
> think it
> still leaves something to be desired.
Certainly. Its not perfect, but it works.
> This approach still requires that
> everyone uses the Microformats Approved(r) Anglo-biased namespace,
> even if
> they get to add their own term to the class.
Worse, you have t use the English-based HTML, the English-based CSS,
the English-based HTTP and so on.
Internationalization in protocols and formats is a big problem. Much
bigger than microformats. Maybe we'll be able to advance things in
microformats, even if only a little.
I'm curious– has anyone here had experience with Internationalizing a
data format or communication protocol?
> To the extent we can enable other peoples and languages to "own"
> Microformats and participate as first class citizens, I suggest it
> would be
> a Good Thing(tm).
I agree. Anything to increase neutrality and accessibility is a Good
> Couldn't we allow a mapping of any microformat into any
> language? This seems to be a simple solution for both humans and
You know, I don't think its really that simple.
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