[whatwg] Please review use cases relating to embedding micro-data in text/html

Charles McCathieNevile chaals at opera.com
Sat Apr 25 06:41:53 PDT 2009

On Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:46:09 +0200, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:

>    USE CASE: Allow users to maintain bibliographies or otherwise keep  
>       track of sources of quotes or references.
>      * Chaals could improve the Opera intranet if he had a mechanism for
>        identifying the original source of various parts of a page. (why?)

Because the page is put together by various different people (or  
processes), so knowing who is responsible for some bit that needs work is  
important in contacting the right person faster. (This isn't specific to  
Opera's intranet, of course. That happens to be the one I use most).

>     * Machine-readable bibliographic information shouldn't be on a  
>        separate page than human-readable bibliographic information.
>     * The information should be convertible into a dedicated form (RDF,
>        JSON, XML, BibTex) in a consistent manner, so that tools that use  
>        this information separate from the pages on which it is found
>        have a standard way of conveying the information.


Charles McCathieNevile  Opera Software, Standards Group
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