[uf-discuss] Process to handle decentralized creation of new microformats?

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.lists at gmail.com
Sun Oct 1 08:37:02 PDT 2006

On 10/1/06, Costello, Roger L. <costello at mitre.org> wrote:

> Centralized control of the creation of microformats is akin to the XML
> community mandating that all XML tags be created by a central
> clearinghouse.


> There are lots of really smart people on this list.  There must be a
> solution.  Can you think of a process for allowing a decentralized
> creation of microformats, without the ensuing chaos alluded to above?

This goes back to the suggestion that has come up on this list in the
past (but which got shot down) that it'd make sense to have some
cooperation between this community and the related RDF/A and embedded
RDF efforts.

I personally don't think you can have decentralized development that
scales without two technical prerequisites: a clear and consistent
model and namespaces. And without those two things, microformats are
going to hit a wall.


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