[microformats-discuss] Declaring the use of microformats with XHTML

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Oct 7 03:01:02 PDT 2005

I just saw Tantek's note, so I'll defer further discussion until he gets 
the Wiki stuff done. For the record, I agree with you, with some caveats 
  which I'll bring up later.

I actually came up with a use for the phrase 'nanoformat' (or 
'picoformat', if we really want to be cute) yesterday. Trivial (in the 
non-derogatory sense of the word) microformats could be called 
nanoformats -- for example, rel-tag [1]. Nanoformats would not need to 
be declared.

I'll be quiet now :-)

Regards, etc...

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-tag

Danny Ayers wrote:
> On 10/7/05, David Janes -- BlogMatrix <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
>>"XHTML pages that use microformats [X] link to the appropriate XMDP profile"
>>What should the value of [X] be? In the spirit of RFC language, choose
>>from MUST, SHOULD or MAY.
> I'd split it into 2 parts:
> * XHTML pages that use microformats MUST refer to the URI of the
> microformat profile
> * there SHOULD be a XMPD representation of the XMPD profile on the Web
> at the URI
> I would say MUST for the first, as otherwise there's no reliable way
> of telling a XHTML page contains microformat data. Scraping is soo Web
> 1.0 ;-) However an XMPD profile isn't strictly necessary for data
> extraction to take place, but is very desirable.
> Cheers,
> Danny.
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