[uf-discuss] Profile aliasing
brian.suda at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 15:35:47 PDT 2005
I was working on this idea last night, so i'll put in my two cents.
XMDPs don't have to be used solely for a microformats, i think that they
can be used to give more sematics to any given page. So i started to
create on for my own personal site, putting in things like
class="initialism | numerism" on abbr elements and adding that into the
XMDP for further descriptions.
<dd>A type of abbriviation were each letter of the term is spoken
instead of pronounced. For Example, FBI, CIA and NSA</dd>
For my ficticious example i will use 'self'
<dt id='self'><a href="http://www.gmpg.org/xfn/11#me"
<dd>This is a pointer to me, it extends the ME property of XFN</dd>
There are two interesting pieces that have been added, a URL with an
anchor to another XMDP profile and a rev attribute. The rev value in
this example is 'extends'. These means that the page this is refering
too, is extended by the property SELF. So you could make an XMDP that
lists all the possible rev attributes, 'extends', 'inverse',
'equivanent', etc. Then you could 'alias' one microformat property to
Then the universal XMDP validator/parser/etc can extract data across two
or more XMDP profiles. This would create a small ontology, but also make
an endless chase across hrefs through those profiles.
This idea still needs some work, but it might be something of interest
to this problem, so i'll hang it out there for comment.
Tantek Çelik wrote:
>On Oct 25, 2005, at 1:12 PM, Danny Ayers wrote:
>>[microformat representation of part of OWL]
>Danny, this seems worthy of exploration.
>I just cleaned up xmdp-brainstorming (since I saw your message), and I
>suggest that you add a new section with your thoughts on "profile aliasing"
>On 10/25/05 2:53 PM, "Kevin Marks" <kmarks at technorati.com> wrote:
>>Is this less work than them changing to:
>><div class="post atomentry">
>> <!-- entry stuff -->
>>Or is the proposed gain that we get support for existing templates?
>I can see many reasons for wanting to do this. It does no harm to explore
>it a bit on the brainstorming page.
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