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

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Jan 22 05:08:18 PST 2007

On 1/22/07, Ara Pehlivanian <ara.pehlivanian at gmail.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.
> I'm not sure if I understand you correctly, but if by css:vcard you
> mean a parameter that looks for cascading style sheet selectors (in
> reference to the class name that has 'hCard" as a value) then, class
> names aren't CSS, they're in fact HTML.

Sure. I was just informally writing about the topic, not creating a
spec. That said, "class:vcard" would be a better way of expressing the
selector (the word "selector" referring to a search query modifier and
not any thing else.

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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