[uf-discuss] Enumerating Microformats on a Page

Antonio Touriño atourino at gmail.com
Fri Mar 24 17:16:34 PST 2006

Hi all,

First post to the list after lurking for quite some time. Hopefully I don't
come accross as too negative. I will give it a shot.

On 3/24/06, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> If microformat site maps
> existed, I would use them as starting points to know where to look,
> but I wouldn't trust them as any sort of accurate listing of what's
> on a domain just because I know I would likely forget to update my
> own if I had one.

I don't think having a sitemap is such a hot idea precisely for this reason.
It violates the DRY (don't repeat yourself) principle. You will update your
site and of course, at some point you will forget to update your siteindex
unless you use some sort of automated tool to do the updating for you, but
you KNOW that not everyone is going to use a tool such as this. So I think
we are better off having just tools that detect the presence of uf's by
parsing the whole shebang. If you add a siteindex you will complicate things
for the publisher which will hurt adoption. Remember humans first, machines


Antonio Touriño
Consultor en Tecnologías Web
Brilliance Tech
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