[microformats-discuss] Take 3 Re: Definition of "microformat" ?
luke.arno at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 11:01:35 PDT 2005
Maybe one could do this:
On 9/17/05, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <drernie at opendarwin.org> wrote:
> Hi Ryan,
> On Sep 17, 2005, at 2:53 AM, Ryan King wrote:
> > On Sep 16, 2005, at 8:01 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> >> Okay, but -- since you brought it up -- let me ask you _your_
> >> favorite question,: Is anyone actually *doing* that -- putting
> >> microformats into XML? Or you just solving a theoretical
> >> problem? ;-)
> > Everyone who puts rel-tag in a blog post, for example.
> Touche! But, let me push a little deeper. Isn't that usually done
> by embedding the tag in the HTML description? So, is it really just
> a microformat embedded in HTML, where the HTML happens to also be
> embedded in XML?
> I'm not trying to be annoying (though that's a welcome side-effect :-
> P); I actually am unclear whether microformats -- at least as
> implemented so far -- are of genuine (direct) use to people who write
> 'straight' XML, or only those who care about human-readable HTML.
> I do believe microformats *are* incredibly useful -- I'm just (still)
> trying to get my head around -which- problems it is truly useful for,
> so I neither sell them short nor over-hype them.
> -- Ernie P.
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