[uf-discuss] Threaded Comments

Eran limbo at actcom.co.il
Thu Oct 12 13:54:14 PDT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org [mailto:microformats-
> discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Ashley Kyd
> Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 5:13 PM
> To: microformats-discuss at microformats.org
> Subject: [uf-discuss] Threaded Comments
> Dear The List,
> I'm in the planning stages of writing a piece of software that's going
> to depend heavily on microformats. Ideally I'd like to implement a
> threaded comment system, which by the looks of it hasn't been discussed
> under the comment discussion on the wiki.

Please look at cite-rel - http://microformats.org/wiki/cite-rel - this
microformat was mainly designed to mark up distributed discussions but using
fragment references (#commentId) it can be used locally as well.

> I can see issues with a microformat that covers both threaded and
> non-threaded comments, however.

I don't see any real difference between the two. Using lists of lists (for
example XOXO lists) you can mark up hierarchical (and obviously, linear)
structures quite easily. This assumes that all comments are hosted in one
location. To make the relationship more explicit use cite-rel.

Hope this helps,

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