[microformats-discuss] Re: playlist microformat

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Sun Sep 4 15:27:16 PDT 2005

On 9/4/05 2:59 PM, "Joshua Kinberg" <jkinberg at gmail.com> wrote:

>> Do you think XSPF is a fait acompli?
>> Do you think that Yahoo will give up on Media RSS and go 100% with XSPF and
>> the concepts therein?
>> Do you think Apple will give up on the iTunes podcast RSS extension and go
>> 100% with XSPF and the concepts therein?
> Media RSS and iTunes RSS extensions are not playlist formats.


But note that they all have their own notions of "author", "title" etc.

Lisa Rein has posted a draft analysis/proposal for video metadata as well:


These may not all serve exactly the same purposes, but they have HUGE
overlap, thus there is evidence that a microformat (perhaps starting with
just that overlapping portion) may be useful.

> I know Lucas and XSPF group have done a lot of research in this particular
> area.

Yes, I agree.

As one of the core principles of microformats is re-use, I strongly
recommend that anybody working on "media info/metadata" re-use all the
excellent research and work the XSPF group has done.

> Here's a very in depth comparison of playlist formats:
> http://gonze.com/playlists/playlist-format-survey.html

Very good.

I've added the URL to:




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