[uf-discuss] Re: one citation microformat use case (Michael McCracken)

Ryan Cannon ryan at ryancannon.com
Tue Feb 14 07:18:49 PST 2006

I only meant that a citation provides two useful pieces of  
information: stating that yes, someone else has said this, and where,  
when, and in what format I found said citation.

I'd also like to take a minute to argue with placing the citation  
styles (MLA, APA and friends) with only an informative link at the  
end of the citation-examples page. I think the word "style" here  
comports too much information for web developers. I would argue that  
we should dissect these styles in order to document the relevant  
information in each, from which we can generate our class names. Just  
as hCard and hCal were built on standards, so should hCite be built  
on established, implemented standards, i.e. MLA, APA etc. That these  
formats are on paper and do not have explicit mark-up is a non-issue:  
they have implicit mark-up that we can document. We still had to  
decide whether to call it "fn" or "full-name", right? This is merely  
a logical extension.

I think this is a worthwhile undertaking. Other thoughts? If so I'll  
volunteer to take on MLA.
Ryan Cannon

Interactive Developer
MSI Student, School of Information
University of Michigan

On 14 Feb 2006, at 5:32 AM, Michael McCracken wrote:

> You lost me with your discussion of comporting validity - are you  
> referring to just expressing author/location information for the  
> cited work or something more elaborate than what is currently done  
> with citations?

More information about the microformats-discuss mailing list