[uf-discuss] Marking Up Personal Profiles

Lachlan Hunt lachlan.hunt at lachy.id.au
Sun Oct 1 10:27:24 PDT 2006

Chris Messina wrote:
> I would challenge you to follow the guideline to solve a specific
> problem...

I thought that's what I was doing.  Rather than proposing a new format 
straight away, I presented a use case with some example data and was 
trying to look at what can and can't be done with existing formats, and 
the limitations with them.

> I think that there's certainly a case for an hProfile 
> microformat (I think I probably suggested it at some point... heh) but
> there is a lot that can be covered with existing formats

Exactly!  Hence, the discussion is involving hCard, hResume, rel-tag, etc.

> Perhaps there is a very *specific* part of the profile (or many parts)
> that can be extracted and codified into a micropattern?

Yes, that's what I was trying to do.  By looking at what can be done 
already that fits the use case, we can see what's missing and fill in 
the gaps, which will hopefully be quite small.

Lachlan Hunt

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