I didn't ask, but perhaps I could find out. It's an interesting idea,
although to some degree it's once again postponing the necessary IMO
work of putting licenses in the database. I mean, Commons regards
correct licensing as one of the most important activities, and yet
licenses aren't a real object in the system. It's very difficult to
gather even basic information about how licenses are used on Commons.
Anyway as far as I can tell, microformats are dead. However, HTML5
microdata is on its way.
A Google employee wrote that spec, but that's not a guarantee it will
actually work with anything, or that Google Image Search has any idea he
wrote it. ;)
On 10/13/11 2:02 PM, David Gerard wrote:
On 13 October 2011 21:58, Neil
Commons has no real way to communicate licenses
to Google. Templates
create human-readable HTML, not machine-parseable legal information. If
someone edited the CC master template tomorrow to look a bit prettier,
anything that was trying to parse licenses from HTML would break.
Do they read microformats/RDF? Adding those to the templates wouldn't
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