[microformats-discuss] Evaulating RSS per the microformats
mike at stamen.com
Sun Aug 14 18:56:28 PDT 2005
>> There's already an HTML version for you to read in your browser
>> , but the XML version of a single post (RSS in this case )
>> is still a great place to store metadata
> Really? A better place than in HTML?
Maybe, maybe not - it depends. There's a *ton* of momentum behind
serializing periodic content into RSS/Atom/whatever, from podcasts to
native OS-level support (see below), so arguing for yet another blog
post standard feels somewhat futile to me.
HOWEVER, I did mention earlier that what was definitely missing from
blogs in general was any sort of conversation semantics. I don't see
a mention of this on blog-post-brainstorming or blog-description-
format, but this seems like a necessity for blog-based, inter-site
Mail & news both have the In-Reply-To header, whose value looks like
an address. Can a blog post microformat be as simple as this?
<h3 class="title">title of post</h3>
<a href="http://example.org/musings" rel="in-reply-to">John
Doe muses</a> about a topic of interest. I however vehemently
disagree, for many reasons.
<a href="http://example.com/ramblings" rel="permanent-
>> - and of course you can link to it (and so can the HTML page, and
>> vice versa).
> But can you view it in your browser? Can it be styled in your browser?
Safari's RSS view:
IE7's version of same:
On applying CSS to RSS:
michal migurski- mike at stamen.com
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