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

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Wed Oct 25 15:44:16 PDT 2006

Hi Mike,

Your always welcome to use HTML class name semantics or other  
microformat-inspired technologies in your private applications.   
However, that is a different thing that calling it a "microformat"  
and engaging this whole group in vetting and supporting it.

If you think this could be a great solution to an existing problem, I  
encourage to just go ahead and implement it.  As long as you don't  
call it a microformat, feel free to experiment. :-)

- Ernie P.

On Oct 25, 2006, at 3:15 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> Thanks Charles.
> However I still have no idea why these things apply to specifying  
> which page
> among of group of equivalent pages is authoritative and why  
> Microformats do
> not.  The latter seem a perfect fit to me, and what you listed  
> either don't
> apply to general web pages, are years off and can't be used today,  
> are not
> related, or don't provide the features needed. The microformat  
> concept would
> work perfectly for this (and similar problems.)
> -Mike
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of  
> Charles
> Iliya Krempeaux
> Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2006 5:58 PM
> To: Microformats Discuss
> Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] Visible Data...a Microformat requirement?
> 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.)
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