[uf-discuss] hThing microformat ... or design pattern
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Thu Nov 16 15:14:03 PST 2006
hListing can definitely be about an hItem, but I think they're separate:
- hListings can be about people (I assume)
- the title of a listing (for example) "the greatest record ever made"
is not necessarily the same as the title of the item (i.e. "Who's
- the price in a listing may be different that the "real" price/value
of an item (!)
I'm also reading all my old posts about Google Base  which covers a
lot of this ground and is in use on the web.
I share you excitement of the idea and shall pursue further.
On 11/16/06, James Darling <james at abscond.org> wrote:
> I think the purpose of this is that it is vague. Or perhaps
> 'Versatile' might be a more positive word.
> I think it covers a lot of ground hListing covers (all of it?),
> however, I think what me and David are struggling with is it being
> stuck on items just for sale. I can imagine this being easily
> expandable to sub hItems, such as hWine. (at the risk of sounding
> like I'm waltzing in and turning everything upside down, I could see
> hLisiting as a subhItem)
> One possible solution this could provide that has just popped into me
> head is you could store your Vinyl collection as hItems (delicious
> library plugin?). Throw in hcards and managing the collection during
> a divorce gets easier! I don't see hItems being suitable.
> Ideas are only just coming into my head, but the idea of simply
> marking things as items excites me, and the more I think about it,
> the less problems I have with it.
> But I'm still open to having my dreams dashed.
> James Darling
> On 16 Nov 2006, at 22:42, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> > In message <4684A244-3AC5-4F0A-85A0-28589A5EE19C at abscond.org>, James
> > Darling <james at abscond.org> writes
> >> I think to a certain extent, just marking an item as an item could be
> >> quite powerful
> > But what is an "item"? A physical object? A concept? A word? A
> > paragraph?
> > If anything, I'd work in the opposite direction; find common
> > properties
> > which can be marked up, perhaps:
> > price (cf currency proposal)
> > colour
> > dimensions
> > weight/ mass
> > date (-range)
> > manufacturer
> > catalogue/ part number
> > and then see which current or future microformats might use them.
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