[uf-discuss] added hReview-aggregate and rel-author as drafts, archived a few others, uf2 for new ufs

Tantek Çelik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Aug 3 17:32:15 PDT 2012

New drafts, archived drafts/spec, and new microformats in general.

1. New drafts.

Since both:
* hReview-aggregate
* rel-author
have shown fairly broad publishing support, and are consumed by
popular/mainstream sites/applications (e.g. search engines), I've
added them as "Drafts" per the microformats process[1].


2. Archived drafts/spec

In addition, I created a new section "Archived" (Ben Ward's
suggestion) to collect microformats that haven't really taken off,
that is appear to lack any major publishing/consuming support and have
moved the following there:
* hAudio
* rel-directory
* rel-enclosure
* robots exclusion
* VoteLinks
* xFolk

If anyone knows of major publishing support or major consuming support
for any of these, please add links to such sites/applications to the
spec pages' respective "Examples in the Wild" *-examples-in-wild or
"Implementation" *-implementations sections/pages respectively and we
can reconsider accordingly, or perhaps they'll be used as informative
data/research in the development of future microformats.

For more on this see:

3. new microformats in general - let's use microformats2 syntax only.

While the subtopic of new microformats in general may be more
appropriate for "microformats-new" (and perhaps we can fork it there
if discussion appears substantial), I thought it made sense to
introduce this within the broader context of microformat spec
transitions (forward/backward) in general and thus it's here.

Since microformats2 has been stable for quite some time now and we're
starting to see publishing on individual and organization sites [2],
for all the advantages[3] provided by microformats2 over classic
microformats, at this point I think it makes the most sense to develop
any new microformats using microformat2 syntax *only*, and that
includes any exploratory discussions in progress[4].

As an example of this I'm restarting the citation microformat
effort[5], with a simplified proposal using microformats2 syntax,
based on an in-person brainstorm of a serendipitous meeting of
web-citation-interested-parties during the recent IndieWebCamp
2012.[6] I'll follow-up with that on the microformats-new list when
I've posted a new proposal to the wiki.



[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/process#Moving_from_Stage_to_Stage
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/uf2#Examples_in_the_wild
[3] http://microformats.org/wiki/uf2#ADVANTAGES
[4] http://microformats.org/wiki/exploratory-discussions
[5] http://microformats.org/wiki/citation
[6] http://indiewebcamp.com/2012/Academic_Citations_Web

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