[microformats-discuss] Video Pop-up Link Maker
kmarks at technorati.com
Wed Oct 12 16:23:17 PDT 2005
On Oct 12, 2005, at 3:02 AM, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
> Joshua Kinberg wrote:
>> This is not the most semantically structured markup in the world, but
>> if you simply add rel="enclosure" and a few other attributes to the
>> <a> tag, then you've got something like this:
>> <a href=[URL of video] title=[title of video] type=[mime-type]
>> <img src=[URL of thumbnail image] class="thumbnail" />
> I like this, it makes sense and it's more (in the preceeding
> paragraph) about HTML than microformats. I'm going to make the next
> upgrade of the BlogMatrix software provide this as best as possible.
> Which brings me to (loose thought of the morning) this proposal:
I do like that they are using rel="enclosure"
> The Microformat Prime Directive: Fully Exploit XHTML -- after that, we
> can talk about microformats.
>> Some people embed the videos in their blog posts, but not many do that
>> as it requires a greater facility with HTML.
These two fit together too - the <embed> and <object> syntaxes are
examples of using XHTML to represent metadata too - in particular
mimetypes and player signatures are required in them to make them work,
so they have a better chance of being correct than the superfluous ones
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