[microformats-discuss] Weblog entries and forum posts

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Aug 11 11:19:48 PDT 2005

On 8/11/05 10:37 AM, "Geoffrey Glass" <geof at geof.net> wrote:

> Hello David,

Hi Geoffrey and welcome to the list.

> I'm very interested in a microformat for forum posts, which I think have
> virtually the same requirements as blog posts.  While I haven't thought
> of any significant differences, someone else might.

I agree, there is a significant amount of overlap there.

Consider adding your use cases and examples to the appropriate wiki page for
blog post formats.

> In my case, I need hooks for Javascript to extract information from
> forum posts in order to support annotation and contextualized copy-paste
> operations for individual posts on a page [1].  In future, I see this
> kind of functionality could be external to a web application (e.g. in a
> browser extension), but for that we need a standard.  Your sample format
> would satisfy me, as it has all the necessary properties (content,
> title, author, date, url), and is very close to the Atom-based format I
> am currently using.
> Geof
> [1] http://www.geof.net/code/annotation/

Sounds like great material to add to the wiki.



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