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A key differentiating factor between [[microformats]] and other formats are the principles upon which microformats have been researched, designed, and developed.
A key differentiating factor between [[microformats]] and other formats are the principles upon which microformats have been researched, designed, and developed.
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== summary of key principles ==
== summary of key principles ==
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** Not repeating yourself (following DRY) - means there are fewer chances for inconsistency
** Not repeating yourself (following DRY) - means there are fewer chances for inconsistency
** Multi-language integrity.  Perhaps not a principle, but many of those involved with microformats have found that consistently [[using-utf-8|using UTF-8]] helps ensure that the human text content itself is not corrupted, especially when using non-ASCII7 characters.
** Multi-language integrity.  Perhaps not a principle, but many of those involved with microformats have found that consistently [[using-utf-8|using UTF-8]] helps ensure that the human text content itself is not corrupted, especially when using non-ASCII7 characters.
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== quotes ==
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quotes relating to the principles.
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=== simple ===
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"The trick.... is to make sure that each limited mechanical part of the Web, each application, is within itself composed of simple parts that will never get too powerful." — Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving The Web
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"The beauty of this is its simplicity. If the plan gets too complex something always goes wrong." — [http://www.imsdb.com/scripts/Big-Lebowski,-The.html John Goodman's character "Walter"]
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=== modular ===
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"...if I had insisted everyone use HTTP, this would also have been against the principle of minimal constraint. ... the Web would come as a set of ideas that could be adopted individually in combination with existing or future parts." — Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving The Web
== related ==
== related ==
Many of the principles were/are based on explicitly [http://tantek.com/log/2007/08.html#d31t2354 inverting assumptions] from typical technology / format development.
Many of the principles were/are based on explicitly [http://tantek.com/log/2007/08.html#d31t2354 inverting assumptions] from typical technology / format development.

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microformats principles

Contents

A key differentiating factor between microformats and other formats are the principles upon which microformats have been researched, designed, and developed.

author/editor 
Tantek Çelik

summary of key principles

related principles

Related Principles we re-use from other design paradigms:

quotes

quotes relating to the principles.

simple

"The trick.... is to make sure that each limited mechanical part of the Web, each application, is within itself composed of simple parts that will never get too powerful." — Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving The Web

"The beauty of this is its simplicity. If the plan gets too complex something always goes wrong." — John Goodman's character "Walter"

modular

"...if I had insisted everyone use HTTP, this would also have been against the principle of minimal constraint. ... the Web would come as a set of ideas that could be adopted individually in combination with existing or future parts." — Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving The Web

related

Many of the principles were/are based on explicitly inverting assumptions from typical technology / format development.

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