[uf-discuss] hAtom 0.2 (was: a question about concatenation...)

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Sun Jun 3 00:37:40 PDT 2007

On Jun 2, 2007, at 9:11 AM, David Janes wrote:
> On 6/1/07, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
>> On Jun 1, 2007, at 10:59 AM, David Janes wrote:
>> > I concur. Time to start ramping up for hAtom 0.2, if I can get some
>> > blocks of free time.
>> I'm more than willing to help. I have time to spend on it right now.
>> I'll work on collecting issues to deal with.
> Excellent. Brian indicated some willingness a while ago to help  
> with this too.
> As a starting point, may I _suggest_ that we restrict hAtom 0.2 to
> _not_ adding new fields, unless they're already documented
> microformats. This still gives a fair amount of scope: how does
> rel-tag, rel-encloure working, better defaulting rules, loosening
> restrictions / defining defaults for required fields such as updated
> and author.... I think we have a reasonable amount of practical
> experience to draw upon now.
> If we do want to add new fields, they should be appropriated
> documented in the -examples.

I think there may be an area where we need to consider adding new  
fields– as it currently stands, its actually difficult to author an  
hAtom instance that can be converted to valid Atom. There are just  
some things missing from hAtom, but all of these seem to be  
documented on http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom-issues , mostly  
thanks to Robert Bachmann.


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