[uf-discuss] rel-payment used for purchasing?

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Fri Jul 21 11:43:11 PDT 2006


I just wanted to get some clarification on the semantics behind rel-payment.

So... correct me if I am wrong.

Reading the relpayment-research page
<http://microformats.org/wiki/relpayment-research>, it looks like
rel-payment is meant to "pay" for something that you can get for free.

It's llike a "tip" basically.  (At least that's how it comes off to me
when I read it.)

So here's my problem.  Alot of times, there's a product (like a book,
a t-shirt, a ticket to a hockey game, etc) or a service (like a
membership to a gym, a membership to a IPTV channel, etc) that you get
a "preview" for, on some page.  Now, on that preview page, there's a
link to make the purchase of the product or service.

Should that link be marked with rel-payment?

(Or should I just use some other non-Microformat semantic HTML; a made
up "rel" value or values.  Maybe even splitting up the concept of
"buying a product" and  "buying a membership... that eventually
expires and needs to be renewed".)

See ya

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

    charles @ reptile.ca
    supercanadian @ gmail.com

    developer weblog: http://ChangeLog.ca/

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