[uf-discuss] Microformat to describe a broadcast

Michael Smethurst Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk
Mon Jan 15 01:41:00 PST 2007

Ok, this was my thinking
(feel free to shoot it down)

A broadcast is clearly an event, so mark it up as an event
But if it were possible to determine it's an event of type broadcast
you'd have enough information to not only add it to your calendar but
also to set a device to record the broadcast
This could be a PVR etc or just a box that rips streams (!ILLEGALLY! I
fear I must add) to mp3s
I might be getting carried away with the future here but this seems a
good compromise between data for human and machine consumption

I was thinking of something like
<li class="vevent vbroadcast">
	[as per hCalendar]
Of course we wouldn't do this without your input; if you disagree we'll
stick to hCalendar only

Apologies if this is too controversial

Ps any lurkers from itv, channel4, virgin radio, fox news etc etc etc
out there?

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