[uf-discuss] Scraping or parsing?

Mike Linksvayer ml at creativecommons.org
Wed Feb 28 17:38:27 PST 2007

On Wed, 2007-02-28 at 13:44 +0100, Danny Ayers wrote:
> XMDP profiles have already been drafted for many of the microformats
> (e.g. there's one for hCalendar at [4]).

Possibly stupid question: why profile_s_?  (Or perhaps rather, why
profile URI_s_.)

Microformats are specified centrally at microformats.org, why not take
advantage of that?  Adding a profile attribute to <head> will be hard
enough for some webmasters, why make them think about which one(s) to

This would also comport with microformat parsers tending to be
"universal", parsing all microformats.  Imaginary grokMicroformats.xsl
should be just another one.

Finally, consider the single most informative page on the microformats
wiki -- http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-classes.  Not in anything
like a profile-style definition list format, but it could be (probably
as multiple lists).


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