[uf-discuss] Authority (was: Text::Microformat - a uf parser for
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed May 23 13:08:47 PDT 2007
If the term "Microformat" does become a synonym for Semantic HTML
(with most people outside this group... and yeah, I've noticed to that
it looks like it already has)... I suppose we could start using the
"Official Microformat" and "Unofficial Microformat"
Or something like that.
On 4/27/07, Keith Grennan <keith at nearlyfree.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 26, 2007 at 07:40:01PM -0500, Scott Reynen wrote:
> > On Apr 26, 2007, at 5:54 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> > >I realize you may not like that distinction, and we may or may not
> > >have any ability to enforce that, but I think it is only reasonable
> > >for us to attempt to enforce community standards, if only through
> > >peer pressure.
> > I agree. I really hope "microformat" won't turn into just another
> > term for "semantic HTML." Clear communication is difficult enough
> > already without additional ambiguity.
> I think it already has.
> It's like Adobe trying to control how people use the word 'photoshop'.
> You end up with single interest group that keeps repeating "That thing
> your refer to is not actually FooBar - these are the real FooBars over
> here". But no one else cares, because people will use language to suit
> their needs.
> As the popularity of the term microformat grows, you might have to look
> for higher ground that's easier to defend. Because really, who wants to
> spend their time and energy being language police?
> ps. I realize that I'm a newcomer to this community, so I hope I'm not
> offending anyone. Hopefully my comments are valuable as an outsider's
> first impression.
> > Peace,
> > Scott
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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supercanadian @ gmail.com
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