[microformats-discuss] re: Microformat for timestamp of updated content

Stephen Downes stephen at downes.ca
Mon Aug 22 08:09:40 PDT 2005

Mark Rickerby wrote:

>Individual article dates can be recognized here because of the parent
>article elements, thus the later date would clearly belong to the page
>content itself.
>Though I don't know why an author would want to display dates like
>this unless there was substantial content on the page in addition to
>the list of articles.
It is common for a web page to display a list of items or articles,
each with its own creation date (which for the sake of simplicity
I will assume is analagous to last-updated). My newsletter is a
good example of this: http://www.downes.ca/news/OLDaily.htm

It is worth noting that among the changes in the proposed
RSS 3 Lite specification is this:
"The <pubDate> element has been moved under the <item>
element and has been given a new purpose"

-- Stephen

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