[uf-discuss] Search on CSS element (was: Making Microformats Searchable)

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Jan 22 03:30:04 PST 2007

On 1/22/07, Brian Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/22/07, David Janes <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
> > Last week in Boston we were discussing Pingerati and "how do you find
> > microformats" (in general). One passing idea I had was that search
> > engines should supply a CSS element selector. So for example, to find
> > Tantek's hCard we could search "tantek css:vcard". Neatly, this shows
> > one of the great benefits of microformats -- by working in HTML data
> > world, we gain the benefits of existing tools but still work with
> > data.
> there was a discussion awhile ago on the list serv about ALEXA doing
> CSS searches[1]. It was after you downloaded and paided for the search
> data. They were doing a quick string search for 'vcard' to quickly
> reduce the sample set. Then they were attempting to parse out the
> hCards.
> Very interest idea!

And if someone like A9 wanted to differentiate themselves from the
pack, well.... And then if there was a way of adding to the query
"return only what has changed since a certain date".... And then if
the results were returned in hAtom....

Regards, etc....

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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