[uf-discuss] very simple microformat for URIs

Alf Eaton lists at hubmed.org
Wed Apr 5 14:19:29 PDT 2006

On 05 Apr 2006, at 17:14, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:

> Alf Eaton wrote:
>> At the moment, microformatted URIs are generally marked up in the  
>> href attribute of an <a> tag with a class of 'url' (hreview,  
>> hcard) or 'email' (hcard). This works for URIs that normally have  
>> browser protocol handlers (http:, mailto:), but not so well for  
>> other URIs (urn:, info:, etc) - which are particularly important  
>> in the context of a citation microformat.
> Ummm ... this is because one is identifying _this particular link_  
> as having a well defined meaning. I.e. this is the hcard's URL, as  
> defined by vCard. It's not saying that "this is a URL" or "this is  
> a e-mail address", except within that narrow definition.

Exactly - you're saying "this item's URL is http://www.example.com".  
What we need to be able to say is "this item's URI is urn:isbn: 


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