[uf-discuss] Human and machine readable data format

Scott Reynen scott at randomchaos.com
Tue Jul 1 05:28:03 PDT 2008

On [Jun 30], at [ Jun 30] 11:12 , Breton Slivka wrote:

> I think you'll find that metadata of any kind is a comprimise of the
> "microformats core principles"

What I mean by "metadata" is information about content, which already  
makes up the bulk of microformats, e.g. class names, rel values, tag  
names, none of which is readily visible to humans.  Making content  
visible is a principle; making such metadata visible is not.  The  
difference with ISO dates is we've previously defined them as content;  
I'm suggesting that's a mistaken definition, as these dates don't  
function as content in our reference standard iCalendar.


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