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Re: Please review use cases relating to embedding micro-data in text/html

From: Ben Millard <cerbera@projectcerbera.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2009 06:51:32 +0100
Message-ID: <B5C95CE91DE44AC6BB74916FA688967A@ben9xr3up2lv7v>
To: "HTMLWG" <public-html@w3.org>
This is a monumental accomplishment! Well done, Ian.

The descriptions and categorisations are entirely logical and neutral. They 
are also stated more clearly than many of the messages I have read on this 
subject over the years.

Nicely presented, too. :P

Ian Hickson wrote:
> Blogging
>   USE CASE: Remove the need for feeds to restate the content of HTML
>   pages (i.e. replace Atom with HTML).
>     * Paul maintains a blog and wishes to write his blog in such a
>       way that tools can pick up his blog post tags, authors, titles,
>       and his blogroll directly from his blog, so that he does not
>       need to maintain a parallel version of his data in a
>       "structured format." In other words, his HTML blog should be
>       usable as its own structured feed.

I would love to see this happen.

Mapping my well-structured content to another file using another 
angle-bracket format has always seemed like an anti-pattern to me. 
Especially when that format is sometimes less logical, usually more 
complicated and always less familiar than HTML. Therefore, my blog is 

I saw this thread on Public-HTML, so I used the Respond link here:


Ben Millard
Received on Friday, 24 April 2009 05:52:42 UTC

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