[uf-discuss] Google Code microformat?

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Sat Nov 22 06:55:51 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 9:09 AM, Samuel Richter <mephtu at gmail.com> wrote:
> It seems to me that both hAtom and hDOAP present limitations of a sort
> when it comes to providing feeds for software updates.  On the one
> hand with hAtom, you have a generic microformat with no way of
> identifying any content beyond it merely being feed content and with
> hDOAP, you have no mechanism for providing update information.  Do you
> see the gap I'm trying to show?

It's rather difficult to discuss this in the abstract, without a real
world example to pin it against.

The utility of the markup is often as much defined by _it's use_ and
_it's user_ as anything: if you know that http://projects.example.com
lists has project information that's marked up in hAtom, then that's
very different than if you don't care about projects or that page.

Note that hAtom's purpose is not to provide "feeds" for anything: it's
a way of semantically marking up certain types of data on pages.

Regards, etc...

David Janes
Mercenary Programmer

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