[uf-discuss] Microformat tools bogosity test

Danny Ayers danny.ayers at gmail.com
Wed Mar 7 02:26:44 PST 2007

On 06/03/07, Kevin Marks <kevinmarks at mac.com> wrote:
> On Mar 5, 2007, at 3:31 AM, Danny Ayers wrote:
> > Thought this might be useful:
> >
> > http://dannyayers.com/misc/microformats/soupdragon
> http://epeus.blogspot.com/2007/03/hot-news-people-lie.html

As Scott points out, this is missing the point. It's irrelevant
whether or not the publisher is telling the truth or lying, the object
here is for information to be faithfully conveyed from producer to
consumer. Profile URIs don't rule out ad hoc scraping of microformat
data, they just make it possible for producers and consumers to use
the relevant specifications and follow general good practice of web
architecture if they want.

> Or, as we say round here, 'not 80%'

Your 80% maybe, but not everyone's.

A couple of days ago Edd asked on #swig about making XTech schedule
data available through GRDDL. The immediate response was "use
microformats". GRDDL is tool which allows automatic extraction of data
from XML, including XHTML, and is entirely consistent with the
conventions of microformats.org.

GRDDL relies on the use of profile URIs, as defined by the HTML spec
and accepted by microformats.org. However there wasn't a profile URI
available for hCalendar. Dan Connolly provided an easy solution,
minting a URI (http://www.w3.org/2002/12/cal/hcal) for this purpose.

But it would in everyone's interests if profile URIs were minted with
the prior blessing of microformats.org, having a single URI for each
microformat makes life considerably easier for publishers and tool
developers wishing to make use of them.




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