[uf-new] New uF: Version

Tantek Çelik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Aug 8 11:42:18 PDT 2008

On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 9:40 AM, Scott Reynen
<scott at makedatamakesense.com> wrote:
> On [Aug 8], at [ Aug 8] 8:28 , Ciaran McNulty wrote:
>> On Fri, Aug 8, 2008 at 2:19 PM, Scott Reynen
>> <scott at makedatamakesense.com> wrote:
>>> I guess I'm not yet convinced by your use case here.  An application
>>> would
>>> periodically reload the web page for each application to see if it's been
>>> updated?
>> Plenty of applications 'dial home' to see if there are pending
>> updates, and the same applications also have download links, so why
>> not combine the two?
> I'm afraid you've misinterpreted my questions as rhetorical.  I'm actually
> asking for the answers to those questions to better understand the use case,
> not making an argument about the merits of such a use case (I may do that
> after I understand it).  When I said "I'm not yet convinced," that's because
> I don't yet have enough information to convince me.

These are the right questions to be asking and a part of the process


Ciaran, in addition (or perhaps first), you should assume that you're
not the first person to think of an idea for a microformat, and thus
first check the "exploratory discussions" page to see if there is
something similar:


In this case, a similar effort was previously pursued:


It may save you some time to take a look at effort and either see if
you want to help that previous effort (add to work already done), or
at least understand and contrast why your pursuit is different from
that previous effort.


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