[uf-discuss] The need for a Trackback microformat?
solitude at solitude.dk
Fri Dec 2 03:21:17 PST 2005
On Fri, 02 Dec 2005 02:39:54 +0100, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
>> Now that hAtom is as far as it is I need to ditch key parts of my
>> example and convert to hAtom which is more thorough (albeit missing
>> parts I use internally like rel="enclosure" and rel="cite").
> Though http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-enclosure doesn't have a profile
> URI, there's no need to replicate that into hAtom, you can just use
I've been using rel="enclosure" longer than the rel-enclosure document has
been around, and that's why it's in my example. I use it to generate
(Yahoo Media) enclosures in my RSS feed. And along with rel="cite" I use
it to generate a list of enclosures and citations on my archive pages
(e.g. http://www.solitude.dk/archives/2005_11.php ).
With that said rel-enclosure doesn't make a whole lot of sense. It says
"relEnclosure is one of several microformats. By adding rel="enclosure" to
a hyperlink, a page indicates that the destination of that hyperlink is
intended to be downloaded and cached."
*Any* link indicates that the destination may be downloaded and cached -
that's the whole point of making a link. If it's not meant to be
downloaded there wouldn't be a link, and if it wasn't meant to be cached
the HTTP header would tell me so (and my browser would handle it without
Enclosures have a different meaning. They are best compared to attachments
in e-mail. The enclosure is a part of the current document and
document+enclosure(s) should be seen as a whole. This has great value when
talking about blog posts (and hAtom) because attachments are usually
connected to a part of the page (a single blog entry).
I don't care where I point my profiles to, but rel-enclosure isn't what I
mean when I use rel="enclosure".
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