[uf-discuss] Marking Up Personal Profiles

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Sun Oct 1 22:25:35 PDT 2006

On Oct 1, 2006, at 2:34 PM, Lachlan Hunt wrote:

> http://lavalife.com.au/
> http://www.rsvp.com.au/
> http://match.com.au/
> http://adultmatchmaker.com.au/
> (Unfortunately, on some of those sites, you need to become a member  
> before you can see any profiles.)

Another few sites to try:


As far as tagging being unfair to non-english speakers: I think most  
business are willing to only focus on the English speaking part of the  
'web. Many also tend to split off communities by country and/or  
language (examples: google, yahoo, ebay, etc etc etc) once there is a  
identified market in that country.

English is the lingua franca of the web. While it's important to  
understand and accomodate for i18n issues, I would say that the 80/20  
rule would preclude us, at least for now, from really looking too hard  
at how to handle microformats in other languages. Plus, I think  
there's a better, more general solution to this problem rather than  
trying to shoehorn it in to hReview or "hPersonal" (i.e. some kind of  
automated JS-based localizing, similar to how desktop applications  


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