[uf-discuss] RDFa and microformats

Elias Torres elias at torrez.us
Tue May 30 19:43:21 PDT 2006

Scott Reynen wrote:
> On May 30, 2006, at 6:08 PM, Elias Torres wrote:
>> I'm honestly confused by your answers.
> Maybe you could specify which parts of this are confusing (or incorrect
> -- I'm just describing what I see):
> 1) Only currently published formats (e.g. vcard, RSS, etc.) influence
> microformats, and...
> 2) RDFa is not a currently published format, so...
> 3) RDFa is not currently influencing microformat development.


I believe you are calling vcard a published format. RDFa is NOT a
published format, it's a mechanism for embedding published formats into
HTML (just like microformats). RDFa doesn't want to influence ufs as a
format, but as another specification with some noble goals. Anyways, I'm
not sure whether you are aware of what I'm asking here:

Microformats and RDFa have different goals and technical quirks and I
together with others think that there's an opportunity to have a single
story without having to create two incompatible and incomplete solution
to embedding metadata in HTML.

Excerpt below, just in case you haven't read it.

<p about="#xtech_talk" role="cal:Vevent"
        <span property="cal:location">At the XTech Conference</span>,
        I'm giving
        <span property="cal:summary">a talk about web widgets</span>,
        <span property="cal:dtstart" content="20060508T180000Z">
            May 8th at 10am
        <span property="cal:dtend" content="20060508T190000Z" />
        <span property="dc:creator">DanC</span>

> Peace,
> Scott
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