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RE: Microformats and URI based extensibility

From: David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 08:57:17 -0700
Message-ID: <BEBB9CBE66B372469E93FFDE3EDC493ECBC163@repbex01.amer.bea.com>
To: "Mark Baker" <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "www-tag" <www-tag@w3.org>

I have to agree.  I've been writing up a response along similar lines.
I'm doing a survey of the microformats tools and some of the sites to
see which use the profile URI..

Cheers,
Dave

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mark@coactus.com [mailto:mark@coactus.com] On Behalf Of 
> Mark Baker
> Sent: Thursday, September 27, 2007 8:20 AM
> To: David Orchard
> Cc: www-tag
> Subject: Re: Microformats and URI based extensibility
> 
> On 9/26/07, David Orchard <dorchard@bea.com> wrote:
> >
> > Tantek has written a page on the microformats wiki where he 
> explains 
> > how microformats are a URI based form of extensibility and how the 
> > generic terms are scoped to within a root element.
> 
> I had this talk with Tantek at WWW2005, and was excited to 
> learn of it, but I soon came to realize that (effectively) 
> nobody implementing or authoring microformats were using the 
> profile URI.  So for all intents and purposes, they're not 
> grounded in URI space.
> 
> This could change for future microformats (because, AFAIK, 
> there's no generic microformat parser which such a change 
> would break), but the existing ones will be forever ungrounded IMO.
> 
> Mark.
> -- 
> Mark Baker.  Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.         http://www.markbaker.ca
> Coactus; Web-inspired integration strategies  http://www.coactus.com
> 
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