hans at gerwitz.com
Fri Jun 2 11:48:03 PDT 2006
On Jun 2, 2006, at 10:44 AM, Chris Messina wrote:
> Wouldn't you use hAtom for this?
I don't think so. I'm not trying to tag a post with a location or
timestamp. Rather, I have web content that represents a moment and
place in history that I want to microformat.
On Jun 2, 2006, at 11:01 AM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!
> I must admit, when I saw the stop motion video of the Apple NYC
> store when
> it was first posted, and saw you with the sign, I couldn't help but
> what the answer was.
Uhm, thanks, but that wasn't me. The vjournal in question is for
> A bunch of folks took a look at vjournal to see if it made sense as
> a basis
> for a blogging microformat, and after considerable analysis (which
> I believe
> is captured on the list and in the hatom-issues document),
> determined that
> since vjournal first came out, blogging and syndication format
> has advanced considerably, with all the experience behind RSS and
I agree completely, but this isn't a blogging scenario in question.
My next theme rollout will include hAtom and this post will be marked
with the publication time, and maybe the publication place. But the
use case I'm presenting is quite different.
I could imagine producing a feed that exposed all the "moments" and
events I've published, and perhaps that would transfer the time and
location data to hAtom hentries.
But it doesn't smell right to embed an hentry in the content, as this
moment is not a feed entry (in context).
An analogue case: if you describe a conference presentation you just
attended, you might want to embed an vevent for the presentation. I
don't think anyone would suggest that hAtom is meant to replace
anything that has time and location!
Similarly, I think the next best microformat for my use case here
would be an vevent, but RFC 2445 says otherwise. Why should I
pretend that the moment I'm describing is a scheduled event with a
start and end time, or an item in a syndication list?
Thanks for letting me borrow some neurons,
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