[uf-discuss] PROPOSAL: keep it simple; make it extensible?

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Sat Nov 18 14:10:56 PST 2006

Fair enough. Awhile back I talked to Tantek about "micro-patterns" as
opposed to data-bearing formats.

This seems more a discussion of design patterns and templates than of
formats, but I'll give the examples a look over.


On 11/18/06, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> My primary goal is to document an existing behavior, that items are
> referred to and used in microformats today. If you'll care to look at
> the examples found so far and also the usage in existing microformats,
> you'll see that this is clearly an _existing behaviour_, insofar as
> hListing and hReview are used at all.
> A nice benefit is providing a vocabulary for _new_ microformats to
> refer to items in a consistent manner with _existing_ microformats.
> You'll note that I started this discussion talking about that we may
> just be looking at a design pattern, though as mentioned in my
> previous letter I think this is something on par with "adr" and "geo",
> that is, an extraction from something that is already happening.
> Regards, etc...
> On 11/18/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> > The fact that this effort seems vague and non-specific to begin with
> > seems to preclude it from ever gaining adoption; additionally, finding
> > existing behavior would be a challenge, not to mention the limited
> > semantic usefulness of knowing that something is a "thing" or "item".
> >
> > What *specific* problem, captured in the wild, is this work looking to
> solve?
> >
> > Chris
> >
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