Open Data Formats, Longevity, and Microformats

Tantek Çelik:

There may be a few XML formats that survive and converge sufficiently to be dependable (maybe RSS, maybe Atom), but for now XHTML is IMHO the only longerm reliable XML format, and that has more to do with it being based on HTML than it being XML.

Interesting that someone with a “Ç” in his surname would endorse ASCII over UTF-8 for text files.

Sunday, 18 June 2006