[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others

Scott Anderson portletdev at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 17:55:06 PDT 2005

On 10/3/05, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2005, at 1:09 PM, Scott Anderson wrote:
> > In my opinion XHTML would need to be enhanced by much more than
> > microformats for it to become useful as a general XML document format.
> Who said "general xml document format"? Not I.

Do you see XHTML documents enhanced with microformats serving as a
general purpose xml content / data interchange format? Or is the
format intended to be primarily used in the context of a presenting
content to a human consumer along with sematic annotations?

> > I think trying to overload the format to handle different type of
> > applications will increase its complexity while decreasing its utility
> > for each application domain.
> Of course, though, each extension can be independent of others.

I was referring to XHTML application domains as either a general
purpose content container or as a presentation format. It seems to me
that these two functional requirements are in conflict with each

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