[uf-discuss] Addressing bits of information
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Thu May 25 10:00:44 PDT 2006
Tantek Çelik wrote:
> But discussions of extending URL/URI semantics for addressing bits of
> information? I'm not sure that actually has much bearing on parsing
> microformats. But like I said, perhaps I am missing something.
I don't know if my interpretation brings this on topic or just clarifies
(or confuses…) but the problem as I understand it, is exemplified like so:
I have a page listing 12 events using hCalendar. None of the hevent
nodes have an ID and therefore cannot be referenced through fragments.
However, I want to pass one of these events to a web service (say a
Technorati pipe to generate an ICS file for the specific event). There's
no way to do that.
Same thing with a page containing multiple hCards.
However, I honestly think that this problem is best solved by
emphasising the need/benefit of putting IDs on vcard/vevent nodes,
rather than inventing/adopting something more complex. Personally, I
wouldn't think it unreasonable to have 'microformats must have an ID' as
part of each spec.
I don't think we should overcomplicate the issue with talk of technology
like XPointer or Selectors which are unimplemented in the areas needed
to 'fix' this.
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