[uf-discuss] Visible Data...a Microformat requirement?
mail at ciaranmcnulty.com
Mon Oct 23 03:07:50 PDT 2006
On 10/23/06, Mike Schinkel <mikeschinkel at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I'd suggest could be solved using an appropriate new link at rel, and then
> convicing the search engines to pay attention to it ;-)
> Do you mean in <head>? Did you see my earlier comments about wikis, CMS,
> and forums, where the user often may not have control of putting things in
I did, I'm not sure what to think about it. It'd take a lot to
convince me that HEAD isn't the place for meta-data, for a start ;-)
The similarities between this and link at rel="alternate" are
particularly striking, and so that's the solution that would
immediately suggest itself to me.
a at rel="bookmark"  encapsulates some of the semantics of being an
'authoritative version' of an item (for instance in hAtom). You
could potentially use that in your markup, but using it with an
'empty' link wouldn't be something that I'd find appealing, YMMV.
> I can do two things; implement it and probably get it wrong because I'd not> have the benefit of feedback from the so many skilled people involved in
> Microformats, or include in the Microformats process and get the feedback to
> make it (and others) the best they can be.
The microformats list and/or IRC channel are, I've found, a great
place to discuss semantic XHTML in general. I'd encourage you to
publish your data using whatever sensible scheme you deem appropriate,
maybe after some discussion here and elsewhere.
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