[uf-discuss] semantic form as RSS

Taylor Cowan taylor_cowan at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 25 07:08:09 PDT 2007


I have admit his point is well taken.  RSS is pretty good and Atom fantastic in the amount information it can convey...sometimes I get blinders on, but a good example is magnolia.  Fully microformated but the feeds are even better.

After reading the Atom spec I was surprised to find how much it'll convey, licensing, authorship, tags, and at the aggregate level as well, not just the individial elements.  

But nothing beats having that operator bar go green in terms of discoverability.


----- Original Message ----
From: Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk>
To: Microformats Discuss <microformats-discuss at microformats.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 7:09:33 AM
Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] rel-tag and arbitrary content

In message <46F85A9D.7060104 at pallas.us>, Derrick Lyndon Pallas 
<derrick at pallas.us> writes

> It is worth considering that you don't need microformats to extract 
>data from del.icio.us; it's available in purely semantic form as RSS.

That's not to say that the addition of microformats would not add extra 
functionality - I don't know of an RSS reader that can do what Operator 
does to, say, add contacts to my address book or events to my calendar, 
for instance; or to look up tags on Flickr.

Andy Mabbett
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