[uf-new] Microformats archival of non-HTML files? (was: Receipt microformat)

Rob Manson roBman at MobileOnlineBusiness.com.au
Mon Jul 23 16:23:23 PDT 2007

Hi Manu, Leif (and all),

I've fixed up the links to the receipts...I just had a type in the
domain 8/

And while I'm more than happy to store these indefinitely, I do agree
with the point about permanent storage.

I've also raised a similar issue relating to open source code


On Mon, 2007-07-23 at 15:47 -0400, Manu Sporny wrote:

> Storset, Leif wrote:
> > Manu Sporny wrote:
> >> I'm assuming that Leif will take lead on this and post the first set 
> >> of examples (let me know if this is not the case, Leif).
> > 
> > I have now sent all my collected samples to Rob Manson for upload. 
> The receipt-examples collection process raises an interesting problem:
> Where are these receipt files going to be stored long-term?
> I attempted to upload one of my receipts to the website because the URL
> is no longer valid. This is the case with a large number of
> receipt-displaying websites. However, it is vital that we archive these
> receipts in a public area that is permanent and accessible to all -
> including how the examples changed through time. This place should be
> under the control of microformats.org.
> Several of the audio-examples links already do not work, making it
> impossible to prove that the analysis statistics are valid. If we had
> archived the examples when the analysis happened, this wouldn't be an issue.
> I propose that the Microformats community create a central repository to
> store content that are used as examples - such as inaccessible HTML,
> data files, and images. Preferably, this repository would keep a
> versioned history, much like the wiki and be accessible via the Web.
> There are two ways that we could do this:
> 1. Enable image and data upload support via the wiki (preferable).
> 2. Create a subversion repository and make it browseable via HTTP.
> Has this problem been addressed before, and if so, where are we supposed
> to store files in the long term?
> -- manu
> PS: I would also like to donate the crawler and Microformat image
> analysis software we created to the community. Where is the source code
> repository?
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