[microformats-discuss] Microformats, REST, and XML

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Mon Sep 19 16:47:52 PDT 2005

Hi Kevin,

On Sep 19, 2005, at 4:37 PM, Kevin Marks wrote:
> On Sep 19, 2005, at 12:26 PM, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
> It's a nice idea, certainly. There is a dream of a word processor  
> whose native format is XHTML+ CSS:
> http://weblog.delacour.net/archives/2004/07/ 
> my_kingdom_for_a_web_editing_tool.php

Anything come of that dream?  Doesn't sound like much has changed in  
12 months....

>> What would this list recommend as the best practice (assuming  
>> plist = XOXO for purpose of discussion)?
> One thing is that some properties and names you don't want exposed  
> to your users; the multiple inheritance trick you can do with  
> classnames that hCard etc exploit is not really possible with XOXO,  
> but XOXO gives you a good generic mapping in the absence of a  
> specialised microformat.

Ah, I think I'm starting to get it.  It is similar to the Python  
problem of 'When do you use a dictionary, and when do you create a  
custom class'?   The answer usually comes down to, "When there's  
specialized processing involved."  In the microformats cases, is it a  
maxim that:

everything should be XOXO, unless it is a specialized microformat


-- Ernie P.

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