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

Abramo Bagnara abramobagnara at tin.it
Fri Dec 2 11:39:45 PST 2005

Ryan King ha scritto:
> On Dec 2, 2005, at 9:41 AM, Abramo Bagnara wrote:
>> 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/
> 2005/07.html#towerofbabelproblem].

I've read that, I don't see how it's pertinent: no tags and/or
attributes are created.

Indeed my proposal is simply a simplification/generalization of
hCalendar and hCard using a very similar approach, but allowing to
specify in a simple way source and destination of data.

The benefits I see wrt current hCalendar are:
- generality
- simplicity and readability (without have to know the complex rules of
hCalendar describing where the data might be located)
- no overlapping with class name in use by consolidated css

> Why not propose a fix to hcalendar, rather than starting from scratch?

My proposal is exactly oriented toward this, to improve current
hCalendar (as you can see the similarity between the two are much many
than the differences...)

I've never thought to start from scratch, I've started copying
hcalendar, analyzing its current shortcomings and I've humbly proposed a
solution (standing on the giant's shoulder...)

I feel a subtle hostility wrt this improvement attempt, I'm wrong?

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