[uf-new] Re: Comment Questions

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Sat Nov 15 12:01:48 PST 2008

Scott Reynen wrote:
> On [Nov 15], at [ Nov 15] 9:07 , Martin McEvoy wrote:
>>> This is not a discussion of formats, it's a discussion of what people
>>> do. How can you discuss creating a microformat if you're not
>>> discussing what people are doing?
>> I cant answer that David, the discussion needs to be consolidated and 
>> re-thought (the same as this discussion was)
> I suggest everyone go back and re-examine (and potentially re-state) 
> their proposals in terms of how they address the problem statement for 
> the collected examples.  That common ground seems to have been largely 
> lost in this discussion.  It's easy to start talking around an assumed 
> definition of something as common as a comment, but it's crucial to 
> stay focused on real world examples.

I and Sarven are both staying on topic ie: "a comment" and are just 
focusing on the "real world" examples

> Before proposing markup for nested comments, we should look at 
> examples to see if that's a common pattern.  Before proposing markup 
> for links back to the source, we should look at the examples to see if 
> such links commonly exist.  Maybe everyone has already done this, but 
> it's hard to tell.  Knowing how our own proposals are based in the 
> examples is not enough; for this collaborative effort, we need to 
> explain the connections to everyone else.

Please do not make any proposals towards a nested comment, as this is 
"off topic"

the topic is "a comment" (singular)


Martin McEvoy


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