[microformats-discuss] Re: Blog post format challenge - content vs summary

Geoffrey Glass geof at geof.net
Sat Aug 13 15:37:58 PDT 2005

I've started marking up my blog [1] as a blog microformat experiment.  
I'm using the same classes as in my annotation code, which is not to say 
I think they're the best that have been proposed (I don't).

One thing came up immediately:  the distinction between index pages 
(with posts summaries) and full content pages.  I marked up both, using 
a class of "summary" for excerpts and "content" for full content.  On 
the one hand, I don't like the added complexity;  on the other, I 
suspect there are legitimate use cases for marking up index pages (come 
to think of it, my contextual copy implementation [2] may be one of them).


[1] http://www.geof.net/blog/
[2] http://www.geof.net/code/annotation/demo/ (Smart Copy at the bottom)

>3. Once you've succeeded with that, *then* see about experimenting with your
>thoughts about a blog post microformat, using your blog, and send in a URL
>with an example.
>This community very much believes in "being real", and in contrast to
>self-proclaimed markup experts who can't even publish valid XML nor HTML
>themselves but who love to pitch the virtues of XML and and their personal
>XML-based standards (you know who they are), we're very much going to be
>living up to our own standards with our actions and publications, not just
>our talk.

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