[uf-discuss] Citation: next steps?

Bruce D'Arcus bdarcus.lists at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 11:29:11 PDT 2006

On 8/30/06, Michael McCracken <michael.mccracken at gmail.com> wrote:

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> I'm not convinced that a formalized Dublin Core microformat class set
> is necessary for a good citation microformat, and I do think it'd be a
> distraction to getting the main goal completed.

A reasonable argument; I have no problem with that.

> As for using hCalendar, I think that would be great to mark up
> conferences, meetings, etc, in citations, but I don't think a citation
> microformat should *require* it. According to the hcard-authoring wiki
> page, a minimal hCalendar requires a summary, start date and end date
> or duration. I almost never see end dates or durations being published
> for citations in current practice, and I think requiring a valid
> hCalendar would make it harder for publishers to adopt the citation
> microformat.

Maybe the duration requirement can be dropped?

In any case, conferences and hearings and such have titles, dates
(usually contiguous start/end but soemtimes not), and usually


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