[uf-discuss] [hCite] title

Ryan Cannon ryan at ryancannon.com
Wed Jan 31 07:15:58 PST 2007

On Jan 31, 2007, at 6:37 AM, Michael McCracken wrote:
> In Brian's book example on the citation-brainstorming wiki page, the
> title of the book is marked up with class="fn".
> Every example we have uses 'title', except for the US. patent.
> I vote to change that example to use 'title' and verify that 'title'
> is the class name to be used to represent titles of hCite elements.
> Other votes?

I believe this comes from the To Do[1] section of the Citation wiki  
using existing class names to mark-up citations. "FN" or Formatted Name,
is "The name of the object,"[2] while title means "Job title or  
position of the object." In this context, "FN" makes the most sense for
the title of the cited resource. That said, I go back and forth--at  
the vcard-stuffed format feels awkward, at other times it makes sense.

The question, of course, is whether this topic is even up for debate.  
I think "FN" for the title is unintuitive and will be off-putting for  

As for more examples, I have a few that need work: this report's  
should be fine except for the incorrect root element, and my resume 
[4] uses
your conception of "title". Since neither of these examples conform  
to anything,
and just need to be done, I'm not going to put them up on the wiki,  
but maybe
they can inform the voting.

[1]: http://microformats.org/wiki/citation#To_Do
[2]: http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-classes
[3]: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~rcannonz/648/ 
[4]: http://www-personal.si.umich.edu/~rcannonz/resume



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