[uf-discuss] Current state of grouping proposal

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Wed Jul 2 13:24:27 PDT 2008

I think the grouping mechanism can be accomplished with XOXO, 


>>> 1 Jul 2008 18:08  Xavier Badosa <microformats-
discuss at microformats.org>  >>>

> I'm a little confused about the current state of the grouping
> proposal. I'm not sure even if the uf-community is working on a
> general solution (a microformat for grouping any sort of items) (+1
> vote) or a particular solution for some of the existing microformats
> (0 votes).
> I think some sort of grouping is needed in hReview if we want to
> follow the principle of adapting to current behaviors and usage
> patterns. Usually, webpages include more than one review for a single
> item. To solve this, hReview forces us:
> 1) to repeat an unnecessary hidden item for every hreview (this
> somehow violates the hidden (meta)data principle);
> or
> 2) to use the include-pattern (empty anchor, accessibility issues).
> A grouping mechanism could come to the rescue. Something like:
> <div class="hset">
>   <h1 class="item"><a href="IMDB_URI" class="fn url">The Godfather
>   II</a></h1> <div class="hreview">
>      <blockquote class="description">The best!</blockquote>
>      <p class="reviewer vcard"><em class="fn">Some guy</em></p>
>   </div>
>   <div class="hreview">
>      <blockquote class="description">Soooooo good!</blockquote>
>      <p class="reviewer vcard"><em class="fn">Enthusiastic
>      girl</em></p>
>   </div>
> </div>
> could be interpreted by a parser that the same item should be
> associated with every hreview. In fact, a grouping microformat would
> be an alternative (easy to parse) include-pattern mechanism.
> X.

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