From now on I am framing all web standards-type discussions with the question “what is it reasonable to demand that authors do”
For example, it’s not reasonable to demand authors publish content in more than one format. It’s not reasonable to demand that authors learn how RDF works. It is reasonable to require authors to publish HTML. It is reasonable to require authors to add some simple microformats like rel-author, h-entry or h-card.
The revolution will be marked up with microformats2
The fact that I’m considering splitting #microformats examples lists into “publishing” and “consuming” is testament to the progress which has been made in the past month
#microformats2 wild examples list growing quickly, will your site be the next? microformats.org/wiki/microformats2#Examples_in_the_wild
Battle for the planet of the APIs by Jeremy Keith — nice piece of writing, it’s worth pointing out that Twitter still includes rel=me links back to homepages, but is increasingly wrapping them with t.co, making them fairly useless.
Whilst I admire RSS as a rallying cry for the openness of data on the web, I don’t like it much, mainly due to it’s DRY violation. microformats2 is the better solution.
.h-entryis better off where you’ve got
.idno-entryso then the author
.h-cardcan be scoped into the entry
.h-entryto explicitly declare authorship
.h-as-*on the same element as
.u-urlwhere you currently have
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