[uf-new] restarting the [citation] microformat effort

Tim White tjameswhite at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 06:39:27 PDT 2012


Thank you!

I gave up on the citation format years ago because everyone wanted to
solve every possible scenario from the outset. I just wanted a way to
mark up a book title -- clean and simple. On my own (years ago) I used
simple markup such as <cite class="book"></cite>. All I ever wanted
was a better version of that.

It looks like, after just a quick glance, that that is what you are
going for. No one seemed to understand that we needed to start with a
small, specific problem, get it working, *then* we can fill in more
detail as (if) needed. All of Dublin core doesn't need to be mapped.

I'll try to find some time to look over your brainstorming in more detail.

Tim White

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am restarting the citation microformat effort with a new brainstorm
> proposal that is:
> 1. greatly simplified (as compared to previous citation proposals) in
> an attempt to solve a simpler problem first (per the microformats
> principles)
> 2. uses only microformats2 syntax
> The goals here are to be modern, minimal, and immediately easily usable.
> For your review, consideration, feedback.
> http://microformats.org/wiki/citation-brainstorming#web_citations
> Thanks,
> Tantek
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