[uf-discuss] Citation Microformat: LazyWeb for BibTeXperts

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Oct 6 05:23:17 PDT 2006

"fn" seems to basically be the class name to be used where people
think of "title". I regret that we didn't use it in hAtom for
"entry-title" (but I'm not losing sleep over it) -- you can read the
reasoning here [1].

Regards, etc...

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom-issues#Entry_Title_.28atom:title.29

On 10/6/06, Brian Suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/6/06, Bruce D'Arcus <bdarcus.lists at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Why? Seems quite awkward to me to call a title a "fn."
> --- part of this goes back to no-namespacing in Microformats. TITLE is
> already used in hCard, which has a different semantic meaning. Plus,
> hReview (and others) use FN as the TITLE equivalent. So if you are
> reviewing a book, you can have the same element with class="fn" be the
> ITEM title and the CITATION title at the same time. This also sort of
> hints at the old idea (which i think was dropped) of using
> "book-title", "journal-title", etc. (a la hAtom's entry-title) The
> downside of that is that it would be an enumerated list of types and
> therefore never be complete. At the moment i'm happy with just using
> FN.

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