[uf-discuss] Microformat for news indexes?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Feb 8 14:04:44 PST 2006

Welcome to the list, Angus!

On Feb 8, 2006, at 1:49 PM, Angus McIntyre wrote:

> Does there exist (or should there exist) a microformat appropriate  
> to news
> directories? Sample use cases might include
>    http://news.google.com/
>    http://news.yahoo.com/fc/world/religion/news_stories/1
> or some of the pages linked off <http://news.yahoo.com/> (i.e.  
> click the
> 'U.S. News & World Report' link).
> Features that would typically be represented in each case include  
> title,
> date, source, author, description, an image (photo) and a URL. A  
> feature I
> haven't seen (except in my own cases) but which might usefully belong
> there would be associated tags, as in xFolk.
> Would hAtom be appropriate for this type of use? Or is it a case that
> could more usefully be handled with its own specialized microformat?
> (hAtom has most of what's required, but not source - i.e. "New York  
> Times"
> - or image).

The way to answer the question "is hAtom enough?" is to try using it  
and see where if falls short. The only thing I see in your list above  
that isn't in hAtom is 'image,' which could easily just be in the  
content of an post.

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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