[microformats-discuss] Re: playlist microformat

David Wiley david.wiley at gmail.com
Sat Sep 3 08:33:51 PDT 2005

I'm very interested in making sure that hPlaylist turns out to be
generic enough that I can use it to sequence arbitrary multimedia
assets. I'm an instructioinal technologist by trade, and one of the
primary jobs of people like me is sequencing instructional units into
larger aggregations you might call a lesson. Today there is no simple
standard for expressing these sequences. The hPlaylist format will
certainly be useful for this if it will support arbitrary media, which
at first reading it appears to do.


On 9/3/05, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On 9/2/05 2:03 PM, "Lucas Gonze" <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9/1/05, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> XMDP profile for HTML playlists, derived from XSPF:
> >>  http://gonze.com/microformats/xspfxmdp.html
> >>
> >>  "hPlaylist"
> >
> > I have done a bunch of updates on that document to make it correct
> > XMDP and, hopefully, a useful spec.  Any ideas on where to take it
> > next are welcome.
> Lucas,
> This is a wonderful simplification / easily readable description of XSPF.
> Thanks for taking the time to provide the XMDP/microformat equivalent of
> XSPF.  I think this will be very useful for discussions.
> It might be interesting to add the XSPF field names to in a column in these
> tables (which perhaps need to be harmonized into one "media metadata
> comparison" table, rather than one specific for podcasts, and one specific
> for video):
> http://microformats.org/wiki/media-metadata-examples#Comparison_Table
> http://microformats.org/wiki/video-metadata-model#Compatibility_Table
> I know that Lucas, Lisa, Ernie, and Kevin Marks certainly have strong
> interests in working on a common vocabulary to describe info about arbitrary
> media (music, video, etc.) -- who else is interested in working on this?
> I'd like to see if we can get some critical mass together to start writing
> the necessary research documents:
>  * media-info-examples
>   - actual examples of media info published on the web today)
>  * media-info-formats
>   - harmonization/unification of the format listings, analyses and
> comparison tables from media-metadata-examples and video-metadata-model)
>  * media-info-brainstorming
>   - an attempt at documenting the 80/20 of the implicit schema in actual use
> on the web today, and some straw proposals for representation (e.g. Lucas'
> hPlaylist proposal)
> Who's in?
> Tantek
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