[uf-discuss] Digg joins DataPortability Project (Microformats mentioned)

Manu Sporny msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Fri Feb 1 07:46:58 PST 2008

Tantek Çelik wrote:
> Manu you are correct, MicroID is *not* a microformat.  It did not follow the
> process, and violates numerous microformats principles.

I've been in contact with Steve Williams, Digg's Technical Lead for
Infrastructure Development, and he's been very open to discussion. We've
since cleared up the fact that MicroID is not a Microformat and I
explained a bit about the uF process. He was very open to discussing the
issue and has since fixed the blog entry:


Steve got the impression that MicroID is a Microformat from the
microid.org blog, which states:

"MicroID: A Microformat for Digital Identity"

I have contacted Jeremie Miller and Peter Saint-Andre (authors for the
current MicroID IETF document) to politely let them know about the
differences between a Microformat and the work that they have done. I
have also invited them to put MicroID through the uF process or create
an RDFa vocabulary.

I'll let this list know when I have gotten a reply from them.

-- manu

Manu Sporny
President/CEO - Digital Bazaar, Inc.
blog: Intro to the Semantic Web in 6 minutes (video)

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