[uf-discuss] Simile Timeline and microformats
jeremyboggs at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 10:12:45 PDT 2007
On Apr 3, 2007, at 11:49 AM, Jason Garber wrote:
> Hi all, I've put together a quick-and-dirty demo for using Simile
> Timeline  with a list of hCal events:
> I dug through the uf-discuss archives and didn't come across too
> much talk of doing this. Simile Timeline is listed on the History
> Examples page under Tools .
This is great! I've been thinking about how to do EXACTLY this in my
spare time, so I'm very grateful you've made this. SIMILE and other
timeline tools are listed at the history-examples page, to which
myself and Andy have been adding. One of the things I wanted to do
over the summer is create microformat-driven examples for each of
those tools, in an effort to allow historians using those tools to
also use meaningful, semantic HTML markup to present their data.
Jason, do you mind if I add this to a history-brainstorming page?
> I've got a ways to go with it (importing icons, photos, etc.), but
> wanted to get community feedback on the work so far.
One thing I would like to do is present spans of time (e.g. <abbr
title="200701">January, 2007</abbr>) on the timeline. I tried to do
this with your code but couldn't get it to work. (I simply changed
more closely at what you've written to try to solve this, but if you
how to do this, that would be cool to add.
I'll keep looking at it, but again, this is great!
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