[uf-discuss] Visible Data...a Microformat requirement?

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Oct 25 14:57:32 PDT 2006

Hello Mike,

XML, Semantic HTML, and RDF are closely related to what is being done here.

But there's alot of other technologies for specific areas.  Like with
multimedia type thigns we have SMIL, XSPF, etc etc.

For databases like things we have CSV, TSV, HTML tables, etc etc.

(Obviously I'm not going to try to enumerate every "area" and every
technology... but hopefully this will give you an idea.)

See ya

On 10/25/06, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Yes, there are other tools better suited to solving problems outside the
> scope of microformats,
> Can you please point me to those tools?  I'm not aware of any that are
> available.
> Alternately, do I need to start a MicroDirectives initiative?  :-)
> -Mike
> -----Original Message-----
> From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org
> [mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Scott
> Reynen
> Sent: Tuesday, October 24, 2006 8:25 AM
> To: Microformats Discuss
> Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] Visible Data...a Microformat requirement?
> On Oct 24, 2006, at 3:41 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> > Is there a clear and definitive objective statement that explains the
> > class of problems that microformats are intended to solve?
> I've not sure the context of this question, but I think the closest we have
> is from the about page [1]:
> "Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of
> simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards.
> Instead of throwing away what works today, microformats intend to solve
> simpler problems first by adapting to current behaviors and usage patterns
> (e.g. XHTML, blogging)."
> > Further, if there is
> > such a statement, is there a reason to limit Microformats to only be
> > used to solve that class of problems when they otherwise can solve
> > additional problems?
> Yes, there are other tools better suited to solving problems outside the
> scope of microformats, and trying to duplicate these efforts is a waste of
> time that could be otherwise spent solving previously unsolved problems.
> See the "microformats are not" section on the about page [1].  For an
> example that that answers the question in the subject of this email, RDF is
> a well-established standard for publishing invisible data.
> [1] http://microformats.org/about/
> Peace,
> Scott

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

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    supercanadian @ gmail.com

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