[microformats-discuss] microformats for various types of
Tantek Ç elik
tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Jul 13 12:59:39 PDT 2005
On 7/13/05 10:43 AM, "Dougal Campbell" <dougal at gunters.org> wrote:
> Now for something a little more frivolous. Is anyone else interested in
> a microformat for marking up information about music tracks?
Not frivolous at all.
> I'm sure there's plenty of prior-art formats to borrow from (the iTunes
> library export XML comes to mind, as does the ID3 tagging info itself).
Absolutely. Some folks have already started capturing this:
And not only is there prior art, but you have at least two domain experts on
this mailing list:
Kevin Marks - QuickTime background, podcasting innovator, etc.
Lucas Gonze - XSPF lead
(guys please feel free to correct my imprecise characterizations)
(and any other domain experts, consider this your invite to speak up)
> But, where to start?
> What's required and optional?
start as simple as possible
> How to handle album
> information for "various artists" collections consistently?
How do people publish that information today on the web?
E.g. How does Amazon publish it? How do bloggers publish it?
> On a related note, microformats for books and movies would also be
> interesting. A site like All Consuming would be able to aggregate this
> type of data in interesting ways.
> Is this a dumb application for a microformat, or should I plow ahead?
Not dumb at all.
See above. Check the process page for some useful first steps.
Go through the media-metadata-examples document.
Perhaps even check out the IRC channel. I know Kevin is on there a whole
bunch. Sometimes IRC works better than email to brainstorm a bunch of stuff
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