[uf-discuss] very simple microformat for URIs

brian suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Wed Apr 5 14:44:16 PDT 2006

Alf Eaton wrote:
> Generally it'll be just "ISBN: 1592530079" in plain text, or an http:
> link to a site that resolves ISBNs such as Amazon (the latter being
> what we're trying to avoid by using ISBNs in the first place).
> Similarly for PubMed identifiers (PMIDs, the URI for which is in the
> form info:pmid/12345678), people will link to PubMed or an OpenURL
> resolver that can handle the URI.
> I'm thinking at the moment that the best way to do this could be using
> an <a> tag with display:none, so that people can't accidentally click
> on the link.
--- we shouldn't hide the data in DISPLAY:NONE, the ISBN is useful in
plain-text, so we should consider keeping it that way. In hCard you can
do either of the following to represent a URL

<a href="http://example.org" class="url">My homepage</a>
<span class="url">http://example.org</span>

both will generate the same vCard representation

We can certainly look into a similar system for alternative protocols.
Please add this to the Brainstorming page with examples, i know i have
added a link to the RFC to ISBN protocol and the TEL protocol for others
to discuss.

Alf (and anyone else interested), you should consider attending the IRC
meet-up this sunday, we are planning on discussing alot of the citation



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