[microformats-discuss] hOffer

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Sat Aug 27 12:32:05 PDT 2005

On Aug 27, 2005, at 9:47 AM, trevor at junkstream.com wrote:

> Hi all,
> I wanted to see if any work has been done on a microformat for
> describing offers (e.g. For Sale, Wanted). New to the list, but  
> haven't
> come across anything in this area.

I think the idea of a having a listing format has been discussed a  
little bit, but no one's actually dug in to get it started.

> Here's the basic problem: offer metadata (e.g. Title, Description,
> Price, Contact Info) is typically stored in non-semantic markup and
> moved around in proprietary feed formats. Commerce is becoming more
> decentralized, so an open standard for simple distributed offers would
> be increasingly valuable.

As a sidenote, another good working title would be hListing.

> Much of the work done on hCard and hReview could probably be reused,
> with a minimal number of new elements. If there's sufficient interest,
> I can put together an examples page to get things started.

That would be great. I know there's others on the list who'd be  
interested, as well.

> Thoughts?

Take a look at http://microformats.org/wiki/process, ask any process  
type questions you have and then rock out!


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