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** RFCによって規格化された方が良い
** RFCによって規格化された方が良い
* モジュール化する / 埋め込めるようにする
* モジュール化する / 埋め込めるようにする
** design to be reused and embedded inside existing formats and microformats
** 既存のフォーマットやmicroformatsの中に埋め込んだり再利用できたりするように設計する
* enable and encourage decentralized and distributed development, content, services
* enable and encourage decentralized and distributed development, content, services
** explicitly encourage the original "spirit of the Web"
** explicitly encourage the original "spirit of the Web"

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more thoughts on how microformats are different

There are plenty of existing formats that are nearly totally useless/ignored.

They're not totally useless though. They're useful in that they illustrate what at least someone thought might be useful, which unfortunately is typically a lone-inventor working a-priori without any domain expertise.

Or there is the other extreme. Lots of corporate inventors working with plenty of experience, over-designing a format for what might be needed some day. In particularly bad cases, the corporate vendors collude to prevent openness and/or adoptability by the open source community. Media standards often suffer from this kind of deliberate "strategic" positioning.

We seek to combat all of those problems with the microformat approach.

Some ask what the purpose of the (intended) standards is.

Why do you need purpose? More often than not, premature focus on purpose tends to distort data formats towards a particular application which may not be all that relevant. Hence rather than focus on a-priori purpose, we focus on modeling existing behavior, with the knowledge that additional structure will yield plenty of interesting uses, most of which we will not be able to a-priori predict.

This is obviously a very different approach than traditional data format efforts.

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