[uf-discuss] Hatom or hcalendar?
jeremy at adactio.com
Fri Mar 23 04:09:38 PST 2007
> Question: would you mark up Twitter statuses with hatom or hcalendar?
> The reason I ask is that Jeremy Keith's lifestream uses hcalendar --
> and that statuses have either a title or content, but not both --
> whereas the status itself could be consider the hcalendar summary...
This is a really good question. My first thought was "Yeah, why
*didn't* I use hAtom?" After all, there's nothing to stop me using
both hCalendar and hAtom...
So I started editing the template and I hit a snag: I don't have an
author listed for each entry. Author is required for hAtom. Now, I
could just put a single hCard somewhere within the hAtom feed and
that would solve the problem:
"If the Entry Author is missing, find the Nearest In Parent <address>
element(s) with class name author and that is/are a valid hCard"
But I'm not publishing an <address> already and isn't the whole idea
of microformats that we don't change *what* we're publishing, just
add more meaning to what we're already publishing?
Of course, I can go ahead and add the hAtom classes anyway:
But that's not a valid hAtom feed.
I have to say that I find it a little weird that author is required
but entry-title is not. Looking at the Atom spec, "title" is a
required feed element and "author" is recommended. For hAtom, that's
This has probably been discussed before, right? If anybody has some
URLs pointing to previous discussions of this issue, that'd be much
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