[microformats-discuss] XOXO, XOXT and Resultsets

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Mon Oct 17 12:52:11 PDT 2005

Hi Dimitri,

On Oct 17, 2005, at 12:40 PM, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> Fellow microformateers (credit goes to Paul Wick),

Nice to meet you on Thursday!

> I've been thinking a little on how and where form-driven result sets
> can be used. And here's what I came up with:

Okay, enough thinking. :-) Time to start documenting:


I think we need a better sense for what people do in practice before  
we can decide the appropriate encoding.  Have at it!

-- Ernie P.
> * Forms define parameters that could be used to query a data set
> * This set can be represented both as a table or as a list
> * Both XOXO and XOXT may represent the same information. The only
> difference is what representation makes more sense to the consumer.
> * Neither XOXO nor XOXT should require the use of a form, as they are
> self-sufficient in representing a set of items
> * However, the form provides information that _more_ data may be
> available from the server, if you follow enclosed instructions.
> * Therefore, forms are perpendicular to XOXO and XOXT, rather than  
> part of them.
> Anyways, the outcome of a five-second brainstorm is that there should
> not be any dependency between XOXT, XOXO, and forms. First two provide
> actual data, the last one provides information on how to get more
> (less).
> :DG<
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Ernest N. Prabhakar, Ph.D. <drernie at opendarwin.org>
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