[microformats-discuss] Microformats, REST, and XML
ryan at technorati.com
Mon Sep 19 12:52:20 PDT 2005
On Sep 19, 2005, at 12:26 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2005, at 12:05 PM, Kevin Marks wrote:
>> Another angle on the discussions regarding XML vs XHTML, and
>> touching on REST, is the context of use.
>> If you are using XML to pass data around between your own
>> applications and never touching the web, then the extra degree of
>> control gained by constructing your own arbitrary data structure
>> in XML may be worth it.
>> If however, you are intending to send the data over a webserver,
>> using a REST API, then using microformats in XHTML (and in
>> particular XOXO) has many benefits:
> Fascinating. This is one of the things I've wondered about. In a
> world where everybody "grokked" microformats, would there ever be a
> need for new (public) XML documents? Or could we do everything with
> microformatted XHTML -- and, perhaps, Atom.
Tantek and Kevin talked about this last year: http://tantek.com/
Beware of broken links in that presentation, though.
> Certainly, I would think things like DocBook would make far more
> sense as a XHTML application rather than their own XML schema.
> This is more than a theoretical question. As you know, Mac OS X
> uses property lists (the moral equivalent of XOXO, at least to
> first order) for many types of data transport. There's often
> discussion about when/where an app should simply use a plist
> dictionary for data storage vs. defining a custom XML document type.
> What would this list recommend as the best practice (assuming plist
> = XOXO for purpose of discussion)?
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