[uf-discuss] jCard draft
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Fri Apr 4 03:08:48 PST 2008
On 4 Apr 2008, at 01:23, Gordon Oheim wrote:
> I have added a preliminary draft for a possible jCard specification
> to the wiki at http://microformats.org/wiki/jcard.
> The content is based on what I read from the discussion list so far.
> The intention was to have a reference for further discussion and for
> solidifying a candidate for a jCard standard.
This is great work, and it's something that I found a number of
developers asking about during South By South West. I think it was
Glenn Jones suggesting that we're now at a point with parser maturity
that some thought needs to be given to having interoperable JSON
I have two points of initial followup, one with my admin hat on, the
1. ADMIN: This discussion should probably take place on the
microformats-dev mailing list, rather than -discuss. It should come to
the attention of all parser developers that way, and hopefully stay
focused on this very parser-centric work. I've cross posted this
thread to microformats-dev at microformats.org; please continue the
development discussion there.
2. In my view: I'm totally supportive and in favour of this work, I
think ‘jCard’ is a bad name for it; I think this work would be better
presented connected to the hCard specification itself — and future
equivalents for the other microformats too. Whether that end up as an
‘Object Model’ section of the relevant specs, or new documents (e.g.
hcard-object-model). It doesn't need it's own, separate format name;
it's really further specifying hcard itself.
What's more, whilst JSON is the obvious driver technology for this
work, I think it would make more sense to produce an implementation-
agnostic Object Model that would work in JSON, XML, YML or whatever
other transport people might want to implement for. I think it's
unlikely we'd want to specify ‘jCard’, ‘xCard’, ‘yCard’ and so on…)
> Please forgive my poor wiki editing skills and feel free to add to
> the page.
The page is off to a great start! Keep it up.
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