[uf-discuss] Introduction, and announcing XFN and HCard import into Videntity.org

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Wed Feb 7 09:24:59 PST 2007

Hi Dan and welcome.

I've been following Videntity for some time and appreciate your
support of microformats -- and would appreciate it if you would
document your thinking and experience with regards to XFN + hcard. I
personally think that OpenID + XFN + hcard has enormous potential for
opening decentralized socialization, but I won't get into that now.

I do want to support your call for the creation of microformat parsing
libraries -- as there are many efforts underway, but could certainly
stand to be brought together under a single resource heading.

Indeed, the OpenID community has advanced considerably owing to the
multiple platform- and language libraries available that make adding
support nearly trivial. To do the same thing for microformats would,
in my estimation, have the same stimulating effect.

I don't know that I can do much in terms of coding, but I would love
to see someone take up a sustained charge to see this effort through
-- and to push microformat consumption and publishing across all the
major platforms and languages now commonly in use.


On 2/6/07, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> On Feb 6, 2007, at 1:56 PM, Dan Libby wrote:
> >  This has likely already been discusssed, but
> > I think that some standard parsing classes in various languages
> > could help
> > pave the way for other implementors.  If such exists for PHP, I would
> > appreciate a pointer.
> Hi Dan,
> See hKit:
> http://allinthehead.com/hkit
> See also the -dev list, where most of the parsing discussion takes
> place:
> http://microformats.org/mailman/listinfo/microformats-dev/
> Peace,
> Scott
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