[uf-discuss] very simple microformat for URIs

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Apr 5 14:24:20 PDT 2006

On 4/5/06 2:19 PM, "Alf Eaton" <lists at hubmed.org> wrote:

> 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:
> 1592530079".


How do people currently publish such URIs as "urn:isbn:" on the Web?

By researching and documenting some real world examples, we'll have a better
foundation from which to reason and make suggestions.



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