[uf-dev] validation of impl

Jay Myers jmyers at visi.com
Mon Mar 9 09:55:53 PST 2009

Hi Siyamed,

I'm happy to hear you have been experimenting with the 
hProduct microformat. The draft spec is still in it's 
infancy, and I'm sure we will see more revisions. In fact, 
I plan on posting a new, scaled-down draft spec this week 
based on feedback from the community on the hProduct 
issues list [1]. I have also created a recipes page [2] 
with some examples of how hProduct might be combined with 
other formats like hListing to provide a solid semantic 
solution to describe products.

With all this activity, there is still no official 
validation method for hProduct. My suggestion would be to 
post some of your (X)HTML examples on the recipes page and 
send out a mail to the discuss list asking the community 
to take a look. Additionally, I would encourage you to 
keep an eye out for changes to the spec, as they will 
undoubtedly change your current solution.

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/hproduct-issues
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hproduct-recipes


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> Dear all
> We have been implementing a local vertical search engine 
>for products
> which is expected to be opened as beta by the end of 
>this month. As a
> semantic web researcher I appreciate the work done in 
>microformats. As
> the starting point, we have  implemented hProduct (which 
>I believe not
> finalized.excepted yet). We will continue using various 
>formats during
> the improvements of our system. However I am not sure if 
>we have
> properly implemented the (draft) spec. The site is 
>currently executing
> on http://www.karniyarik.com/karniyarik-web 
> which is the entry point is closed to visitors till the 
>end of month).
> How can we vlaidate our hProduct usage? 
> Thanks in advance,
> Kind regards 
> Siyamed

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