[uf-discuss] code microformat

Colin Barrett timber at lava.net
Mon Jan 29 17:21:27 PST 2007

On Jan 29, 2007, at 1:26 PM, anders conbere wrote:

> I'm having a difficult time getting dialog started on this, there have
> been some suggestions that hReview or hProduct might be better formats
> for this, and that with a little work the data presented in most
> code-samples on line might be manipulated into those formats.  But
> what are other peoples take?
> Is the problem well defined?
> http://microformats.org/wiki/code-examples#The_Problem

I'd say so.

> What use cases can people think of, are there other examples out there
> than what I've come up with (I know there are) are there better ones
> than what I've already found (there probably is)?
> http://microformats.org/wiki/code-examples#Real-World_Examples

I have been posting some code listings on my blog recently. It would  
be really nice to have these sections identified (so then a source  
coloring tool could identify them and color them)
is the awful HTML I have been using. It would be nice to have  
something more semantic to put up, particularly with regards to  
licensing -- Some of the code snippets are public domain, some are  
GPL, and I don't really have any way of noting this currently.

Other blogs, particularly programming ones, would be excellent places  
to look for examples.

> What are peoples thoughts on the base-elements given the resources
> already collected?
> http://microformats.org/wiki/code-brainstorming#Base_Elements
> If I'm having a difficult time building dialog does this imply a
> general lack of interest, and does a lack of interest in this
> community imply a lack of a real world interest in implementing
> something like this?

It might not hurt to both collect more examples and, after looking at  
that writing a strawman proposal.

Judging by the number of times this same "am I heading in the right  
direction or should I abandon this" email has been posted to this  
list, it seems that giving feedback to infant ufs is something we need  
to work on. Any suggestions?

> Thanks!
> Anders
> ----------------
> The Problem
> Source code is published around the web in nonstandard formats, this
> makes actual use more difficult as it a) obscures possible licensing
> issues,  b) doesn't encapsulate the source code in standard machine
> readable formats, and  c) doesn't keep important meta data such as
> authors, language types and language version, with the source code in
> a machine readable fashion.
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