[uf-new] XFN - Professionals Network microformat
gfraser at adaptavist.com
Thu May 10 17:33:27 PDT 2007
Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> He's probably confusing Microformats with Semantic HTML.
> (I.e., thinking he needs our blessing to make Semantic HTML.
> Obviously he doesn't.)
Uhm, nope, the difference between the two is clear for all to see (or at
least I would think so).
Take these things for example: pages, blog posts, comments, attachments
There are components of all of them that are similar such as author,
created date, version, who updated them, participants, etc.
Currently each one would get it's own compound uF and this would likely
lead to divergence. Why not create a uF that's somewhere between an
elemental and a compound - a "component" uf? - ie. it would be a bit
more detailed and with slightly wider and more generic scope than your
average elemental, but would get used in several compound uFs. By doing
this you would simplify implementation (as several compound uFs would be
able to share the common attributes from the component uF) = easier for
people to learn and re-use in different contexts. You would also have
simpler tools (eg. mapping tools, navigation aides, etc) as they'd be
able to take advantage of the common elements.
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