[uf-discuss] hThing microformat ... or design pattern
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Fri Nov 17 11:29:21 PST 2006
>If I mark up the apartment block with all of its aforesaid components,
>in a nested manner, and apply a height, does it apply to the block, or
In the immortal words of Bill & Ted:
Aside from the philosophical implications of marking up any "thing" as
a hItem or even a tree of hItems, here's my take on hItem enabling
cataloging of various items and bundles of items.
To look at a real world example, FreshDirect sells both single items
and bulk cases.
They're each treated as a single row in their product database,
without worrying about nesting 12 individual cans of soup in the
They've both got a price, description, producer, contents, etc.
I suppose you could have an hItem which contained other hItems, but I
wonder if we're getting close to the 20% there. I'd love to hear other
people's thoughts, as I'm obviously new to this discussion.
Back on the pseudo-philosophical note - could you have a hCard that
contained other hCards? Would that make you schizophrenic? :)
On 11/17/06, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message
> <3d6832e50611170751q2ffca5adiaa6b9f697e050603 at mail.gmail.com>, Eric
> Skiff <microformats at glitchnyc.com> writes
> >hItem is a bit vague on purpose to make it flexible, but in general, i
> >think it will be most useful for describing physical goods.
> Consider these two examples.
> A bottle of wine is an item. So is the case of 12 bottles in
> which it is sold.
> Is the wine inside the bottle also an object in its own right?
> A brick is an object.
> So is the wall of which that forms part.
> So is the room of which that forms part.
> So is the apartment of which that forms part.
> So is the apartment block of which that forms part.
> Is the city of which the apartment block forms a part, also an object?
> If I mark up the apartment block with all of its aforesaid components,
> in a nested manner, and apply a height, does it apply to the block, or
> the brick?
> Andy Mabbett
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