[uf-discuss] Microformat Encoding Thoughts

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Nov 3 21:59:58 PST 2005

On Nov 3, 2005, at 7:48 PM, Brian Suda wrote:

> These thoughts are specific to the citation microformat, but not
> exclusive to it.
> The citation microformat properties will be serving 'double duty' both
> to describe the bibliography and the document itself. For example:
> ...
> <body>
> <div class="foo">...</div>
> <div class="bar">...</div>
> ...
> <ol class=""bibliography>
> <li class="foo">...</li>
> </ol>
> </body>
> ...
> So if the 'foo' property describes something like an author, then the
> first 'foo' property is in reference to the document itself, and the
> second 'foo' is in reference to that citation. The 'bar' property is
> in reference only to the document itself. So if this were a blog post,
> the 'foo' and 'bar' properties outside the bibliography refer to
> things you wrote, where the 'foo' inside the 'bibliography' is in
> reference to something else external.
> My question for this is: Does this make sense, is it intuitive?

My intuition is that "explicit is better." We had some f2f discussion  
about this today in the area of hresume (more on that later).


PS- more on the rest of this later.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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