[uf-discuss] Enumerating Microformats on a Page
Breton Blake Slivka
zen at ZenPsycho.com
Thu Mar 23 23:52:29 PST 2006
Hello, I myself am new to the discussion list, though perhaps I might be
able to shed *some* light on your question.
From what I understand, if a page includes microformats, that page
/should/ link to an xmdp profile for each microformat in the head of the
document. This allows for autodiscovery, validation, and mechanism for
defining a microformat.
Phil Haack wrote:
> Hello, forgive me if this question comes across as naïve or uninformed as I
> am new to the list, but I have tried to soak in as much information as
> quickly as possible via the wiki and mailing list, but haven't found an
> answer to something I've been thinking about.
> a page and somehow highlight any and all microformats in use on a page. The
> trouble is there appears to be no common identifier for microformats that
> would indicate that a snippet of XHTML is a microformat. I'd have to know
> the format for all possible microformats ahead of time, which of course is
> impossible since the creation of a microformat is distributed, correct?
> I can see such a script as being useful as a Bookmarklet to show a user
> which elements of a page are microformats.
> My first question, is there some common identifier that I'm just missing?
> Second, is there a philosophical or practical reason not to have some
> identifier? One reason I can think of is that it may be slightly unwieldy.
> <div class="vcard">...</div>
> Might become
> <div class="microformat vcard">...</div>
> <div class="mf vcard">...</div>
> Perhaps an auto-discovery mechanism or "table of contents" Microformat might
> be helpful in this case? I'm still trying to catch up on where the
> auto-discovery discussion is currently situated. I wrote a post on some
> thoughts here (relevant part starts 3rd para down
> in the hopes that someone would enlighten me a bit ;)
> Thanks for your time!
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