[uf-discuss] RE: microformats for groups and group memberships?
chris.messina at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 18:34:39 PDT 2006
On 8/11/06, Jim Dalton <jim at ere.net> wrote:
> An example that pops into my head is any page where there would be mulitple
> membership lists on a single page. For example, a list of attendees (in
> hcard of course) to a conference, organized by company (in its own hcard),
> allowing the contact information in the company to be related to the
> employeees without having to repeat it.
There's no reason why you couldn't do this and infer a relationship:
<h2 class="fn org">Foo Co.</h2>
<li class="vcard"><a href="http://mulettesgalore.com" class="fn url"
rev="founder moderator member">Joe Bob</a></li>
So basically you could contain the member hcards within the group's
"master" hcard... *I think*.
Does that make sense?
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Chris Messina [mailto:chris.messina at gmail.com]
> > Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 5:26 PM
> > To: jim at ere.net; Microformats Discuss
> > Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] RE: microformats for groups and
> > group memberships?
> > On 8/11/06, Jim Dalton <jim at ere.net> wrote:
> > > One thing I noticed on the examples I was looking at and
> > posted (aside from
> > > almost zero semantic markup) was that member lists often
> > exist in a location
> > > separate from the main "group" page. frequently, with long
> > lists of members,
> > > the member lists can be spread across multiple pages, often
> > with different
> > > URIs then the original group page.
> > This is where you have to look at what the representation of the
> > group's URI is... which goes to the concept of authority in
> > microformats -- The One True Issue.
> > Heh. I'm so clever.
> > But anyway, the concept of XFN resides on the notion that everyone you
> > know has some kind of URI -- typically in the form of a URL. (this is
> > why OpenID and XFN are best buddies).
> > So if the group has a URL, then we can do some *things* to show
> > relationships... on a member's blog they might do this to express
> > membership:
> > <a href="http://mygroupliveshere.com" rev="founder moderator
> > member">Joe Bob</a>
> > At mygroupliveshere.com you might see a member listing, reciprocating
> > the relationship (a weak claim):
> > <ul class="xoxo">
> > <li><a href="http://mulettesgalore.com" rel="founder moderator
> > member">Joe Bob</a></li>
> > </ul>
> > Now, that's how XFN plays a role.
> > You might be able to use something on the group homepage like hAtom to
> > contain an hcard to denote the group name and description... And in
> > within the hcard entry, you could list the members using XFN. How
> > you'd handle paginated member lists, I'm not sure, but I'm guessing
> > that you could stem the URL so that all XFN members under a certain
> > URL stem could be presumed to be members, like on Flickr:
> > http://flickr.com/groups/microformats/members
> > or Ma.gnolia:
> > http://ma.gnolia.com/groups/microformats/people
> > Just some extemporaneous brainstorming.
> > Chris
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