[uf-discuss] does hatom for comments make sense?

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Sep 11 16:20:12 PDT 2006

On 9/11/06, Ben Ward <lists at ben-ward.co.uk> wrote:
> On 11 Sep 2006, at 23:17, Stephanie Booth (bunny) wrote:
> > Does this way of using hatom on comments make sense to you?
> It does to me, yes. Although not using two separate hAtom feeds. I'd
> just have one with the original post as the first entry in the feed
> and comments following on sequentially. It's _a feed of the
> discussion_, in my eyes.

Don't forget that hAtom isn't a "feed" per-se. It's semantic mark up
of elements of in HTML document to say they have a certain meaning.
Using this as a feed is a choice you may make (I don't think it's a
wise one) but that's an application of the data.

> I'm not sure I understand the reason for wanting multiple feeds or
> nested feeds to represent comments. I can't see the need for a
> distinction between a comment and the original post at all.

Well, again that's a choice you can make but I'd say most people
clearly have a logical distinction between a post they've made and a
comment some random stranger has applied to that post.

Regards, etc...

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