[uf-new] Proposal: wishlist microformat
scott at makedatamakesense.com
Sun Apr 1 20:17:33 PDT 2007
On Apr 1, 2007, at 7:33 PM, John wrote:
> Scott Reynen wrote:
>> On Apr 1, 2007, at 6:03 PM, John wrote:
>>> Similar to the Amazon wishlist, a user would be able to list
>>> things that he wants using this microformat. Can be also thought
>>> of as an opposite to hlisting.
>>> What do the microformats list members think?
>> A user can already list things that he wants using HTML. What
>> would you expect machine parsers to do with this information? Or,
>> to quote the process :
>> There must be a problem to be solved. No problem, no microformat."
> There is a problem.
> Many auction websites have a "wanted" section, where people can
> post what they want. They usually go unnoticed because they're
> relatively few and it's very unlikely that someone will have one of
> the items listed there.
Can you point to some examples of these wanted lists on auction
websites? Generally if they're relatively few, they're not
appropriate for a microformat (which targets the "low-hanging fruit"
of widely published data), but maybe these lists share semantics with
some type of information published more widely (e.g. job listings are
a sort of wanted list). I'm still not very clear on what we're
talking about and it would be helpful to see some examples.
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