[uf-discuss] Fiction books microformats
chris at commerce.net
Thu Nov 17 13:39:08 PST 2005
> Brian came up with an initial scheme that just might work: <span
> class="title-novel">War and Peace</span>. The class lets us style it
> for visual presentation readers are use to and it provides metadata for
> Does this make more sense?
That's sort of where I ended up, though I couldn't find canonical
labels. In my most recent review , I wrote
As with <span class="bookauthor">Sinclair Lewis</span>'s
<span class="booktitle">It Can't Happen Here</span>, the
point is that what enables the abuse is unprotesting
acceptance by the populace.
"title-novel" would work as well as "booktitle". I don't see any other
proposals like "bookauthor" that distinguish the author of the review
from the author of the reviewed work.
I finally figured out how to add the styling I want, so I should be able
to follow a model like this now.
The beginning of the review is annotated thusly:
<span class="version" style="display: none;">0.2</span>
<abbr class="dtreviewed" title="20051108T2318-0700"></abbr>
<span style="display: none;" class="reviewer fn">Chris Hibbert</span>
<a style="display: none;"
class="item url fn">RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone</a>
<span class="booktitle">RebelFire: Out of the Gray Zone</span>
feels like a juvenile, in the sense of Heinlein's Juveniles ...
That's a lot of non-human-visible annotation. The name of the work
appears in the review, along with the author, and the review's date is
visible above the review, but not in ISO format. The URL of the book is
the post's title link, as well as being hidden in the microformatting.
Principal Investigator, Prediction Markets
chris.hibbert at commerce.net
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