[uf-discuss] Microformats for Write APIs

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Feb 19 12:28:39 PST 2008

On Feb 19, 2008, at 12:22 PM, gareth rushgrove wrote:

> Their seems to be a little interest in the idea anyhow.
> On 2/19/08, John Panzer <jpanzer at acm.org> wrote:
>> Thom Shannon wrote:
>>>>> Standardisation might be interesting here as well. For instance  
>>>>> back
>>>>> to blog comments. Comments from within aggregators would likely be
>>>>> simpler where comment form definitions can be established
>>>>> programmatically.
>> Keeping comments from fragmenting is a worthwhile goal.
> Is the best approach here to look at web wide general forms that are
> also (or could be) represented by an API or is it best to look
> specifically at comments (for instance) whether an API for commenting
> is present or not?
> I'm going to try and collate some examples and the like together when
> I get a chance, starting with the likes of APP, Wordpress, Flickr,
> Blogger and the like. Is the best bet to use the microformats wiki in
> the first instance or to do this elsewhere until any sort of way
> forward is proposed and generally agreed upon?

The wiki is a good place to document research.  Even if we don't end  
up heading down a given path, it's still useful to have a record of  
why we didn't.  Assuming you've already taken the first step of the  
process [1] and added microformats to your own site(s) to get a feel  
for how they work, I'd suggest creating a wiki page at comment-form- 
examples and documenting which fields are most common among various  
comment forms.  And while I hate to tell you to move this discussion  
yet again, this is starting to seem more like something that belongs  
on the microformats-new list, so I'm cross-posting it there.

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/process


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