[uf-discuss] nested hatom feeds?
David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Sat Apr 29 03:04:08 PDT 2006
Chris Casciano wrote:
> A somewhat silly, but practical question on hatom parsing rules and
> Can you nest hatom feeds... and if so will the inner feed be seen as a
> unique item or will it be hidden from parsers because its inside of the
> outer feed's content element?
You can nest the feeds, but at this point you can't make any assumptions
about what the nesting means (i.e. what the relationship between the
> Real world scenario that brought this up:
> I have a site that doesn't use hatom anywhere yet. On one page I wanted
> to add a small hatom feed with some application version/release
> information. The feed would sit in what I would consider the "content"
> area of the html document.
> *If* I came though in a few months and changed the templates that the
> site uses so that each page had hatom elements wrapping the content so
> the entire page could be subscribed to (similar to the setup I now have
> on chunkysoup.net) what would then happen to the hatom feed that
> happened to now be embedded inside another feed?
> I would expect that a parser could pick out the 2 feeds independently --
> in the case of the outer feed it just sees the inner feed as some random
> html like any other content -- but I'm just not sure and the
> hatom-parsing docs have for the most part yet to be written.
I think this is exactly how it should work, and I'll make sure the
Almost Universal MF Parser does this.
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