[microformats-discuss] XHTML Property Lists (Mac OS X)
Dr. Ernie Prabhakar
drernie at opendarwin.org
Thu Sep 29 12:47:59 PDT 2005
On Sep 27, 2005, at 12:41 AM, Kevin Marks wrote:
> note that class="string" is implied.
> I'd keep the xml classnames, as the plist scope would clarify them.
> So you just get integer, real, and boolean.
> NSDate I'd map to the <abbr> style date discussed passim.
> array and dictionary naturally become <ol> and <dl> as per XOXO.
> NSData is a bit of a bother - using an <a href="data:"> url (RFC
> 2397) might make sense.
Wow, I'd never heard of RFC 2397. Very cool.
I've updated my example based on your suggestions, and posted them here:
The only question I had was whether to use the XML-schema term
'float' rather than the plist term 'real.' Which gets to Ryan's
> I have a question: what would you use this for? What's the point?
> What's the problem we're trying to solve.
Well, a couple things. One, I've often wanted to view my plists as
HTML, so I may as well do it in a reversible fashion. More
importantly, though, I've considered using plists as part of a file
format for cross-platform applications. Rather than having to
evangelize adopting Apple's DTD, it seems simpler to just publish as
XOXO. I might even file a bug suggesting the built-in 'plutil'
export as HTML to aid this process.
Given that usage scenario, do you think 'float' is more or less
useful than 'real'?
-- Ernie P.
P.S. Should that file include a profile for XOXO somewhere?
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