[uf-discuss] Q&

Paul Kinlan paul.kinlan at gmail.com
Thu Dec 14 00:26:40 PST 2006


I have mentioned a Q&A format in the past.  I was supposed to do some
research about it, however work got in the way :(


On 14/12/06, Taylor Cowan <taylor_cowan at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Like Korby I'm interested in a way to semantically identify questions and answers.  Frances' suggestion of using dl/di/dt/dd would work assuming the <dl> indicates that it contains questions.  One example usage would be to list unanswered questions:
> <dl class="qna">
>   <dt>Where...</dt>
>   <dt>Who...</dt>
> </dl>
> I can also see value in knowing that free text was matched in an answer.  A definition list alone wouldn't add enough semantic info for either case.
> On 11/18/06, Korby Parnell <korbyp at microsoft.com> wrote:
> > Hi--
> >
> > I can't seem to find any information about "question and answer" microformats on microformats.org. Insofar as I'm new to this list, has there been any backchannel discussion about distributed Q&A systems and a microformat or microformats to support them?
> Hi Korby,
> I've not come across a "Q&A" specific format being mentioned before -
> so this is probably something new :)
> You could start gathering a few examples of Q&A systems out there (to
> understand what's already being done) and then take a look at how one
> might go about marking these with existing formats (if at all - can't
> simple Question/Answers be marked with definition lists alone?).
> F
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