[microformats-discuss] Take 3 Re: Definition of "microformat" ?
brian.suda at gmail.com
Sat Sep 17 15:09:47 PDT 2005
On 9/17/05, Luke Arno <luke.arno at gmail.com> wrote:
> Maybe one could do this:
The microformats wiki has the beginings of a discussion on how to use
REL attribute in conjunction with hCards and hCalendars.
rel="alternative" is an option when you are passing the page to a
webservice that extracts the vCard/iCal, techincally the HTML is an
alternative representation of those formats.
But when you want to link to your hCard/hCalendar there is no rel=""
that has been agreed apon, for various reasons.
This is the start of that discussion, please feel free to add more...
> 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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