[microformats-discuss] Re: Educationg Others

Scott Anderson portletdev at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 19:09:15 PDT 2005

On 10/3/05, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> On Oct 3, 2005, at 3:15 PM, Scott Anderson wrote:
> If you're saying: "Don't use that, because if you keep using if for
> different stuff, it'll get complex."
> Then I think that statement can apply to any technology.


> > I see microformats usefulness being constrained by portability issues
> > relating to it being tied so closely to XHTML syntax and context.
> And which issues would those be?

It seems to me that preserving the context of a microformat instance
is tied to and requires an understanding of XHTML functionality,
vendor inconsistancies, new and deprecated features, etc.

> > I also believe that a lack of common design patterns within microformats
> > will make it harder for developers to adopt and support it.
> We don't have common design patterns?

I see a few here and there. Is there even one commonality between all
the formats besides being their being XML?

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