[uf-discuss] Tentative proposal for "What's New" listings

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Thu Sep 21 15:12:13 PDT 2006

In message <D2ED89E7-FBD4-4497-AE3D-1E2AAAA1A365 at infocraft.com>, Matthew
Levine <matthew at infocraft.com> writes

>On Sep 21, 2006, at 12:52 PM, Andy Mabbett wrote:
>> Would there be any mileage in a microformat for marking-up each entry,
>> so that they could be extracted by user-agents, and so that  third-
>> party utilities could compile RSS feeds (or indeed do other things
>> them)?

>Take a look at the hAtom draft. This should fit your needs.

Thank you, but if you look at:


(or the other examples I provided) you can see that (unless I've
misunderstood the spec) hAtom seems to be overkill.

There's no "author" on each entry, which is a requirement for hAtom -
nor can I see why there should be, since every entry on the page has the
same author.

There is no headline/ entry pair; just a single piece of text describing
the change.

All I need to include, to convey my content, is:

        <body class="whatsnew"> [1]

        <h1 class="author vcard">
                <span class="fn org">[Orgasnition name]</span>


        <tr class="new-item"> [2]
                <th scope="row" class="hcalendar>
                        <abbr class="dtstart" title="YYDDMM">[date]</th>

                <td class="description"> [3]
                        <a class="url" href="[URL]">Blah blah</a>

with multiple table rows.

[1] or class="feed", or whatever; if not <body>, could be a <div>

[2] or "entry" ?

[3] or "entry-content" ?
Andy Mabbett
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