[uf-new] feedback wanted on property listing microformat

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Mar 21 09:00:47 PST 2007

On Mar 20, 2007, at 5:09 AM, Michael Biven wrote:
> On 3/20/07, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> That you can count on. I have to disagree that my point is
> theoretical, but instead it is practical. There is enough common
> fields between each of the different types of real estate listings
> that are not included with hListings, becasue it deals with a much
> larger set of different types of unrelated  "things" to list.

I'm sure you're an expert on real estate and other types of listings,  
but before we can say that the various kinds of listings *on the web*  
have field overlap, we need to do the research into existing  
examples, analyzing them for implied schemata.

>> Microformats don't encode every possible bit of information, instead
>> they focus on the most common and useful parts.
> To me that sentence in itself explains pretty well why people dealing
> with  real estate listings would benefit from having a separate
> standard for them.

They also share vocabulary as much as possible, invent as little as  
possible and are based on research into existing practice *on the web*.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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