[uf-discuss] Re: geo in Firefox 3 (as: Microformats gets strong showing in Firefox 3 UI)

Pelle W mejllistor at kodfabrik.se
Fri Jun 15 02:21:03 PDT 2007

Toby A Inkster skrev:
> Pelle W wrote:
>> It could also be done for different file extensons, at least those 
>> connected to plug-ins,
> This would reassert the false notion that there's such a thing as a "file
> extension" on the web.
Well - nothing is fool-proof and something that ends with .pdf is most 
of the time is a pdf-document. One could perhaps use mime-types or such 
- but then one would need to ask the servers for it.
So - as I previously suggested - either a new microformat defining the 
type or just guessing because guessing might be better than nothing.

Could such a microformat be designed like <a href="foobar.com/foo/bar/" 
rev="application/pdf"> perhaps?
With pointing to a hidden hCard like <a href="samesite#anchor" 
rev="microformat/hcard"> with or without an anchor defining the position 
of the microformat?

Just pure brainstorming here - I have no idea myself even if this would 
be good or not. There would perhaps be some use for it?

/ Pelle

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