[uf-new] Separating File Content from File Format

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Thu Apr 5 11:44:44 PDT 2007

Hello Manu

On 4/5/07, Manu Sporny <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> 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:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/media-info-brainstorming#Differentiating_File_Content_from_File_Format
> 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
> Microformat?
> -- manu
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