[uf-new] feedback wanted on property listing microformat

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Mon Mar 19 21:41:38 PST 2007

On Mar 19, 2007, at 10:43 AM, Michael Biven wrote:

> On 3/19/07, Brian Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
>> specifically, what is it about hListing that does not cover houses?
> To me it seems that hListing is trying to do too much, almost as if
> instead of having hCard and hCalendar we got hPIM instead. After
> looking at the hListing proposal it looks to be limited in the
> available fields because it is trying to do too much rather than focus
> on one  type to better support its unique requirements.
> Basically by focusing on just the real estate listings it would be
> simpler to add the needed fields there rather than adding a bunch to
> hListing standard. And this isn't just for houses, but anything (land,
> condos, commercial property etc) that might be in a MLS system or in
> the real estate section of the classifieds.

Before proposing that we replace, replicate or extend hListing,  
please experiment with it on actual examples and provide feedback  
about its limitations. As of now, your objections are theoretical.

Microformats don't encode every possible bit of information, instead  
they focus on the most common and useful parts.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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