[uf-discuss] microFormats and Semantic Web mailing list

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Sat Oct 21 12:22:24 PDT 2006

It means that following and codifying conventions that are created
over time by community and decentralized behavior is a better
predictor and way to increase adoption that dictating one's own
standards willy nilly or for self-benefit only, as in the example you

Furthermore, starting with the pretext of serving humans first and
machines second generally should prevent the kind of redundant ms-font
garbage that an organization suffering from extreme bouts of NIH that
has polluted our hypertext environment.

And no, it doesn't render the W3C irrelevant given that we still live
in a top-down, hierarchy driven business environ. We, as a community,
however, chose to support a distributed metholody to go about getting
our work done generally faster and will more resources, ideas and
experience than the old-style cathedral approach.


On 10/21/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message
> <1bc4603e0610211134n153e12camb6cbece01aff963e at mail.gmail.com>, Chris
> Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> writes
> >there are no "final
> >rulings" per se as implementation and real-world adoption speaks
> >louder than any centralized authority.
> Does that mean that the W3C redundant and we should; all be using
> frontpage-style markup?
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