[uf-discuss] "Casual Web Services" and Well Designed Urls

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 13:42:10 PDT 2006

Thanks for the input.

>> but beware of the costs of creating "reserved"/"manditory" structures. 

Can you elaborate?  Maybe with examples?


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[mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Brian
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Subject: Re: RE: [uf-discuss] "Casual Web Services" and Well Designed Urls

On 10/16/06, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at gmail.com> wrote:
> But the reason I bring them up here on Microformats discuss as I see 
> clean URLs as being important for being able to easily screen scrape 
> microformats in a reliable manner for retrieving data programmatically 
> as opposed to them being just useful for someone to click a 
> bookmarklet and gather some information for personal use.  Without 
> clean understandable URLs, Microformats are far less useful, IMO.

--- sorry, i can't find a reference, but somewhere there was a big
discussion about ROBOTS.TXT, and FAVICON.ICO, while having a standard name
is helpful, it has also created a "reserved" word out of those file names. I
personally like the way RSS Autodiscovery works, you can name the file (or
files) anything you want and simply point to those.

I personally like clean well-structured URLs, but beware of the costs of
creating "reserved"/"manditory" structures.

That's just my two cents,

brian suda
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