[uf-rest] Ruby/Rails helper for Microformats?

evan at protest.net evan at protest.net
Thu Aug 31 17:39:43 PDT 2006

There is a bit of a controversy between plugins and engines right now  
within the rails community.

That said, i think the right way to implement helper methods to  
generate microformats is to use a plugin. If we could get a sense of  
what we needed then it'd be pretty easy to setup. The question is  
what kind of api would it use. You'd have to set the kind of data you  
wanted, then you could pass that object / variables to the helper and  
it'd output the right html.


On Aug 31, 2006, at 4:56 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:

> Hi Kevin,
> On Aug 31, 2006, at 4:49 PM, Kevin Marks wrote:
>> However, lots and lots of Rails apps have the idea of people,  
>> places and events, for example, and at the moment there are  
>> thousands of developers constructing their own schemas for these.
>> In the microformat world, we have some nice, tested default  
>> schemas for these that come with very tangible external benefits -  
>> interoperation with Outlook, iCal and so on.
>> Could building higher-level abstractions for these common  
>> datatypes into Rails be advantageous?
> If I have my terminology correct, would this be appropriate for a  
> Rails Engine?
> http://rails-engines.org/
> -- Ernie P.
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