[microformats-discuss] xFolk (RC1) and Topic Maps

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Aug 10 10:45:16 PDT 2005

On 8/10/05 9:18 AM, "Bud Gibson" <bud at thecommunityengine.com> wrote:

> On Aug 10, 2005, at 12:09, Ryan King wrote:
>> Actually, if you'll notice, xFolk is a proper subset of hReview
>> (http://microformats.org/wiki/hreview), which has a field for the
>> reviewer.
>> Chances are, if you need something that xFolk can't supply (and its
>> kept simple on purpose), then its time to upgrade to hReview. :)
>> -ryan
> This might well work, but there is a use case where it breaks.  What
> I think Rob is getting at is the case where you harvest bookmarks
> from a bunch of sites.

But then you have the context of those sites to derive additional
information such as user, date, etc.

> They are not reviews, just bookmarks.

Not quite.  

They are not "just bookmarks".

They are *tagged* bookmarks, with and optional *description*.

Many reviews in the wild are simply a description of the reviewed item.

Ryan's analysis is correct.  xFolk is nice and simple and deliberately so.
If you need richer information, you might as well use hReview, because it
already has specific properties for reviewer, dtreviewed etc.

> How do  
> you associate the bookmark with a user?  A simple hCard seems
> relatively easy.

Yes, and that's exactly what hReview does -- the "reviewer" should be an



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