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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Fri Dec 2 10:53:11 PST 2005

On Dec 2, 2005, at 9:41 AM, Abramo Bagnara wrote:

> brian suda ha scritto:
>> Just be careful not to re-invent the wheel. The W3C has a  
>> recommended[1]
>> way to extract RDF from XHTML. This same idea can be applied for XML
>> (and just about anything else for that matter).
>> [1] - http://www.w3.org/TeamSubmission/grddl/
> GRDDL represents a way to specify an arbitrary transformation for an
> xhtml page, my proposal is the description of a simple generic way to
> embed arbitrary data inside an xhtml (like other microformats hCard,
> hCalendar, etc.)
> microformats are definitely orthogonal to grddl (and might also live
> together happily)

They already do. Please read the archives and wiki.

> As you can see in the example the format in my proposal is very  
> similar
> to hCalendar while allowing arbitrary representation.
> I'm missing something?

I think you're missing the part where many of us believe that  
"arbitrary representation" is desirable. You've recreated the Tower  
of Babel problem in xhtml [http://tantek.com/log/ 


Ryan King
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