[uf-discuss] Microformat tools bogosity test

Christopher St John ckstjohn at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 08:35:26 PST 2007

On 3/6/07, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at mac.com> wrote:
> > The 80% thing has become nearly meaningless.
> Let me clarify that - Danny's 'ceci n'est pas une pipe' example is
> clearly not 80%. There is a potential danger of people
> misrepresenting things as microformats that aren't (eg spammers), but
> requiring a profile in the head won't deter them.

The underlying idea isn't that people will lie on purpose, it's that
tools operating without early human intervention have no common
sense to tell whether there are accidental class attribute usage
conflicts. Microformats don't own the class attribute, so there are
going to be conflicts.

The page is a tool to help tool users and authors test whether
profiles are being honored. It's supposed to be a worst-case
type thing.

Sometimes the conflicts aren't important (screen-scraping browser
plugins), sometimes the conflicts are more important (using uf
for data interchange). It just depends.


Christopher St. John

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