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

Chris Messina chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 22:13:30 PDT 2006

How would you handle nested comments like in Digg for example?

Just curious how that fits into the model -- I suppose it would map to
what you described?


On 9/11/06, Karl Dubost <karl at w3.org> wrote:
> Hi Steph,
> Le 12 sept. 06 à 07:17, Stephanie Booth (bunny) a écrit :
> > A while back somebody showed me a blog marked up with hatom. That
> > person used hatom on the comments too (on the single post page) --
> > that meant two hfeeds: one containing only the post, and another one
> > with the comments.
> >
> > Does this way of using hatom on comments make sense to you? I noticed
> > that neither K2 nor Sandbox wordpress themes do this.
> Completely logical.
> Each individual comment is nothing more than a weblog post.
> The only technical difference is that it is not made on another
> weblog, but directly on the weblog of the person.
> Each individual comment is structured like a weblog post.
> It has  (required)
>         - an id, the URI of the comment
>         - a title, often the same than the original weblog post, sometimes a
> different (see SPIP)
>         - a date when it has been done (updated)
> It has (recommended)
>         - often an author
>         - content (core text of the comment)
>         - link (the URI of the Weblog original post we are commenting on)
> It just miss a summary, but that is not mandatory in Atom either.
> IMHO, it should be an individual hatom entry for each comment, The
> way everything is aggregated and organized has a full feed is another
> debate. The date and link should help to create a pseudo thread.
> It could be a full thread like in SPIP when the commenter has the
> possibility to reply to a specific comment in this case the link
> becomes the URI of the specific comment.
> --
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