[uf-discuss] RFC: Proposal for general purpose microformat

Abramo Bagnara abramobagnara at tin.it
Fri Dec 2 02:30:27 PST 2005

Taken for granted that a microformat is a way to embed data inside xhtml
presentation, last night I was wondering if really it was unavoidable to
have so many different formats with complex rules and nasty exceptions.

>From this thinking I've tried to develop a little proposal to embed
arbitrary xml data inside xhtml and that may be extracted easily and
without ambiguities while leaving total freedom on data presentation.

My main interest was something similar to hcalendar to overcome current
limitations of this microformat wrt params.

This is the reason why you find that the attached test is for calendar
data, but my proposal should be general enough to permit embedding of
*any* xml data.

The attached stylesheet is for extraction of data in xml form, but it
might be easily modified to extract data in xCalendar or iCalendar
format (that maps 1:1 to xml).

Abramo Bagnara                       mailto:abramobagnara at tin.it

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