[uf-discuss] hCalendar spec- no specification included!

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Oct 16 11:30:02 PDT 2006

In message <C159138D.7D909%tantek at cs.stanford.edu>, Tantek Çelik
<tantek at cs.stanford.edu> writes

>On 10/16/06 10:38 AM, "Andy Mabbett" <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
>> I've just been introducing a colleague to the concept of hCalendar; and
>> referred her to:
>>       http://microformats.org/wiki/hCalendar
>> She was baffled; not lest because, though the page had a treatise on
>> "Semantic XHTML Design Principles", it didn't list the hCalendar fields,
>> let alone say which are mandatory and which are optional!
>> I have started to rewrite the page, but welcome contributions.
>Andy, it is actually a bit inappropriate to jump-in and rewrite a spec
>that is that well established without at least discussing how to
>rewrite it first,

Really? I thought that was the whole point of a Wiki. Note also that I
"rewrite a spec", I reordered the preamble to it and attempted to
clarify it.

> or emailing the editor at a minimum.

And ether was me thinking that you'd disclaimed ownership of uFs.

>There has already been work towards making the specifications more
>readable/approachable etc.

It's well hidden.

>and I've documented this task on the to-do page here.

You did so *after* I made the changes referred to above.

>I'm going to revert the reorganizational changes you made to both hCard
>and hCalendar for now,

Suit yourself.

>and would ask that you please refrain from doing so single-handedly.

I haven't dome anything "single-handedly". You quote me asking for

>Please raise suggestions here on the list first and let's discuss them.
>For established specifications in particular (and perhaps any with an
>"editor"), we really should respect that role

And where is that role defined?

>until/unless it actually proves to be a hindrance (which it hasn't so

It just has. HTH.

>Thanks much for your understanding,

Once again, your tone is objectionable.

Andy Mabbett
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