[uf-discuss] Fwd: Press release microformat

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Jan 17 17:17:01 PST 2006

On Jan 17, 2006, at 5:05 PM, Andreas Haugstrup wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jan 2006 01:54:09 +0100, B.K. DeLong  
> <bkdelong at pobox.com> wrote:
>> At 07:47 PM 1/17/2006, Scott Reynen wrote:
>>>  admin Yellowikis wrote:
>>>> Would hAtom allow an embargo on a press release?
>>> Do you have an example of anyone publishing an embargoed press
>>> release on the web?
>> Agreed - embargoed press releases are usually emailed or faxed  
>> straight to trusted journalists who would respect the embargo.  
>> Posting them on a public Web site defeats the purpose.
> They are also republished by wire services to their clients. At  
> least in Denmark the wire agency Ritzau sends embargoed press  
> releases (and stories) to newspapers via their electronic telegram  
> service. I agree that posting embargoed stories on the open web  
> would defeat the purpose, but they might be posted in non-public  
> parts of the web (though it is harder to research).

I don't think non-public use-cases are very interesting at this point  
(we have plenty of public use-cases to work on).

I think we have a consensus: "just use hAtom." Now, about hAtom....

Ryan King
ryan at technorati.com

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