[uf-new] Separating File Content from File Format

Manu Sporny msporny at digitalbazaar.com
Thu Apr 5 07:53:09 PDT 2007

Apologies if this subject has already been discussed - I couldn't find
anywhere that it was:

What is the Microformat approach to describing file format vs.
describing file content?

The media-info-brainstorming page lists several pieces of file-format
information that should be described:

format (MP3, FLAC, OGG), audio codec, video codec, bit rate, size

We should consider separating file content from file format - there is
more on this concept here:


It seems that Microformats tend to focus on content, not format.
However, it is desirable at times to specify the format of a particular
file. Has this subject been discussed before? Do we need a file-format

-- manu

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