[uf-discuss] Microformats: Enabling Unanticipated Mashups

Costello, Roger L. costello at mitre.org
Fri Jul 6 06:10:38 PDT 2007

Hi Folks,

Here are a few thoughts about how Microformats enable mashups. Comments
welcome.  /Roger

Hyperlinks are considered fundamental to the Web.  And deservedly so.
They enable a Web document to connect to other documents. Stated
differently, they enable information to connect to other information.
In today's world the emphasis is on being able to "combine
information".  That is, we want to do mashups. 
Consider a Web document that links to another document.  One can
envision an application which combines the two documents. Thus, an
application can mashup the Web document with the documents it is linked
But what about mashups with other documents, for which it does not link
to?  That is, what about unanticipated mashups?
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