[microformats-discuss] Weblog entries and forum posts
Tantek Ç elik
tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Aug 11 11:53:21 PDT 2005
Welcome to the list.
On 8/11/05 11:35 AM, "Jason Kohls" <jasonkohls at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 8/11/05, Geoffrey Glass <geof at geof.net> wrote:
>> forum posts in order to support annotation and contextualized copy-paste
>> operations for individual posts on a page . 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.
> I'd be interested in seeing this as well, but from a research/surfing
> perspective, and specifically, looking for answers to technical
> problems in forums. I could see the extension of the <code><var> etc.
> to include language type, platform, variable types, and so on.
I think there is potential for a "code" microformat which provided
additional detail above and beyond what the <code> element gives you (which
is just that the contents *are* code or some sort).
In practice (real examples on the web) I have seen folks do things like:
1. <pre><code>...</code></pre> to indicate a block of code.
2. <code class="css"> to indicate a CSS style sheet (or fragment sometimes)
3. <code class="html"> to indicate an HTML example
If this interests you, perhaps consider starting a research page on the
And see what kind of example usage you can find on the web today, and
document it there (like the above 3 conventions).
I suggest checking W3C specifications for actual examples, e.g.
has code marked up with <code> and class names I believe.
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