[microformats-discuss] Extending the embedded information

Carl Beeth carl.beeth at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 19:02:58 PDT 2005

rel="alternate" might be enough. Basically the user-agent or crawler
should interpret a link with rel="alternate" inside a micro-format as
more data available at the url.

Just to clarify that this is not a completely theoretical issue here
are two probable examples:

In a web site you want to list an event in many places but you might
not want to encode all the data in every place. Now even though you
don't list all the data everywhere you still want to allow the user
agent to grab all the data from many places.
BigCorp site has an events section somewhere where all events are
listed each on their own pages nicely encoded with hcalendar. now
somewhere else on the site there is a little box with a promo to an
event, maybe something like this:
<div >
<div class="vevent">
<p>Come and see us at  <a class="url summary"
href="http://www.web2con.com/">Web 2.0 Conference</a>
on <abbr class="dtstart" title="20051005">October 5</abbr> in San Francisco.<p>
<p><a href="http://bigcorp.com/events/web20/" rel="alternate">More info</a></p>

Another example would be in a someone writing about a event on a another site.
  <p>don't forget <a href="http://somesite.com/someeventpage/"
class="vevent" rel="alternate">Gnomedex on June 10th</a></p>

I am aware that these two examples are user-agent centric and maybe
not as relevant in crawler/remixing situations.

BTW has anyone worked on making a browser microformats aware? maybe a
firefox extention?


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