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

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Sat Aug 13 16:21:25 PDT 2005

On Aug 13, 2005, at 3:37 PM, Geoffrey Glass wrote:

> 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).


A little (hopefully constructive) criticism...

> <div class="post">

Not bad, class="item" would be another option.

> <h3 class="title">
> <a rel="link" href="http://www.geof.net/blog/2005/08/11/indiana- 
> jones-school-of-management" title="Permanent link to this  
> article">Indiana Jones School of Management</a></h3>

Why not rel="self permalink" ?

This is already in use for a lot of blogging platforms, I'm not sure  
if there's a normative definition anywhere, but I think the semantics  
are pretty well established.

> <div class="summary">

>     <p>I was quite shocked a few weeks back when Google for  
> inscrutable reasons decided to bump me to the #1 search result for  
> &#8220;geof&#8221;.  Sometimes it dumps me on the second page, now  
> I&#8217;m #1.  Huh.  Anyway, I thought this this link from <a  
> href="http://ijsm.org/archives/2005/08/07/2-geof/">Geof  
> Morris&#8217; Indiana Jones School of Management</a> was downright  
> neighborly. ...</p>
> </div>

> One thing came up immediately:  the distinction between index pages  
> (with posts summaries) and full content pages.

I think this is a minority of blogs (though I may be wrong) and  
probably troublesome. Also, this method of posting has too many  
problems for us to solve here.


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

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