[microformats-discuss] Re: playlist microformat

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Sat Sep 3 16:00:58 PDT 2005

On Sep 3, 2005, at 2:55 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:

> On 9/3/05, David Wiley <david.wiley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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.
> As an implementor you're worth your weight in gold, David.
> (N.B.: providing a simple standard for expressing sequences was 100%
> the goal of the XSPF project.)
> Tantek suggests that the next step is filling in the media metadata
> matrix.  I think that's a fine idea, but I'd also like to get to
> application-level functionality sooner rather than later.

This is quite understandable. However, there's *a lot* of people who  
are or who could potentially be interested in this format. It would  
be good to get as much input and research as possible done now.

Having said that, go ahead and see what you can do as far as  
implementations go. Just remember that there's a lot of metadata to  
be wrangled around here (as you can see from the media-metadata- 
examples page), so I think its self-obvious that there are non- 
trivial problems here.


> Any chance
> you have sample apps or pages that we can study?  Can folks point out
> other sample apps that we'd want to make work?

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