[uf-discuss] Internet Explorer 8.0 will support microformats

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Oct 30 12:46:14 PST 2006

How does GRDDL (Gleaning Resource Descriptions from Dialects of
Languages) play into this?

XDMP (XHTML Meta Data Profiles) does seem a part of this...


And I'd watch the Live Clipboard work to get a sense for how they
intend to implement support for microformats (including which ones).

Just like any other XML spec, certainly they're likely to pick and
choose more stable formats, but at the same time, their underlying RSS
architecture in Vista should be useful in leveraging microformatted
content delivered in RSS.


On 10/30/06, Chris Casciano <chris at placenamehere.com> wrote:
> On Oct 30, 2006, at 8:48 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> > I've got a question about this.  To say IE8 will support Microsformats
> > doesn't make sense to me, unless they means it will support the
> > Microformats
> > agreed to at the point IE8 is made feature complete.  But what
> > about those
> > that come after?
> >
> > Or, is this saying that IE8 will have a capability to process
> > Microformats
> > abstractly so that new ones can be added after IE8 has shipped?
> > And if that
> > is possible, wouldn't it make sense for us as a group to go ahead and
> > specify a standard way to define that abstraction?
> >
> I guess this would be a good time to bring up XMDP profiles again...
> Though like with any client side microformat support it is a case of
> what you're doing with the data when you say you "support it". If
> support consists of detection + integration of a limited set of (say
> Outlook/Exchange friendly) formats (hcal, hcard) then there is less
> of a reason to care about new formats (just updates to existing ones)
> vs. the case of trying to build live clipboard support for all data
> types.
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