[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others

Kevin Lawver kevin at lawver.net
Mon Oct 3 14:14:03 PDT 2005

I think the original question is a good one, and one that maybe is 
lacking in examples on the wiki: Are there "successful" examples of 
machines parsing, and getting something meaningful, out of the existing 

I know that rubhub has parsed XFN, but it's the simplest of the 
microformats, and probably won't convince a whole lot of people that 
it's sustainable or performant.  Are there others that we can point to 
as success stories?

In a quick search around the wiki, I found something about parsing 
hCard, but no code examples or links to sites doing it 


Joe Gregorio wrote:
> Scott,
> I asked:
>>>What do you see in XHTML that makes you think that you
>>>can't reuse it in ""other layers of my web application as well as
>>>within XML content
>>>repositories, various XML descriptors, SOAP messages, Atom feeds, etc."" ?
> You answered:
>>For my needs it makes no sense to persist these complex portal
>>documents in my content respository when only a small fraction of the
>>markup is viable and reusable. It makes much better sense to keep the
>>data content separate from the presentation content so I can
>>effectively present the same content in many different ways.
> You don't seem to be looking for answers but appear to be
> trying to stake out a position.
>   -joe
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