[uf-discuss] CFP microformat?
michael.mccracken at gmail.com
Sun May 21 22:57:31 PDT 2006
OK, I put up a quick rewrite of one CFP with one vevent for the
conference itself and vtodo elements for the deadlines. I used an
hCard for the contact, and the description and categories vcalendar
elements worked pretty well for the conference details.
Take a look here:
I welcome suggestions or comments.
I have one concern about this: the categories element worked OK, but
the event's category and the categories of appropriate papers aren't
necessarily the same thing. I added one category on the "Call for
papers", so that could be searched for, but is there a better way to
mark up the paper topics?
To quote Tantek, RFC 2445 is a big spec. I guess I didn't think it'd
have so much room for added details. Assuming I haven't abused
vcalendar here, I'd say there's no need for a new microformat for CFPs
- *but* there's definitely a need for a CFP creator tool if we'd ever
expect people to generate this kind of markup - it took a few hours in
emacs, and I had instant-validation on...
On 5/20/06, Michael McCracken <michael.mccracken at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5/20/06, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
> > On May 20, 2006, at 9:13 PM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> > > Michael,
> > >
> > > A good first step might be to see if you can get these conferences
> > > just
> > > using hCalendar to start with, to both markup the datetimes of
> > > upcoming
> > > conferences, and for each conference, marking up the datetimes of
> > > all the
> > > sessions.
> > I want to reemphasize this....
> > The use case you described sounds like a specialized case of "events
> > + todos" which sounds like exactly hCalendar. If hCalendar isn't
> > sufficient, the only way to know reliably is try it out first.
> OK, I'm going to rewrite a recent CFP using as many microformat ideas
> as I know about. It'll be a good learning exercise, and we'll see if
> there's really a need for something new. I'll post again when I'm
> Michael McCracken
> UCSD CSE PhD Candidate
> research: http://www.cse.ucsd.edu/~mmccrack/
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UCSD CSE PhD Candidate
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