[uf-discuss] Authority (was: Text::Microformat - a uf
parser for Perl)
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Fri Apr 27 11:59:08 PDT 2007
In message <9B168C60-862B-4804-812F-CEE99A16AD68 at gmail.com>, Dr. Ernie
Prabhakar <ernest.prabhakar at gmail.com> writes
>On Apr 27, 2007, at 11:21 AM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> In message <81175C25-24E7-4C8F-9F3D-2DACD8FA8352 at gmail.com>, Dr. Ernie
>> Prabhakar <ernest.prabhakar at gmail.com> writes
>>>> That's a point-of view, but not a definitive fact. Who says it's
>>>> not a microformat? With what authority?
>>> Um, is there any authority you *would* accept for that usage?
>> It doesn't matter what I do, or would, accept; it's what the wider
>> public would accept which is at issue.
>Well, that's the experiment we are currently performing: to see
>whether we (the microformats.orf community) can encourage the outside
>world to accept our definitions of microformats vs. POSH and semantic
>HTML. You may not think we'll succeed, but I don't see that as a
>reason not to try.
Perhaps; but then my original post on this mater was to challenge a post
which appeared to imply we'd already succeeded.
It may also be wise to consider whether what we are offering is more or
less likely to be accepted, than an alternative offer we could be making
- we may only get one bite at that particular cherry.
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