[uf-discuss] hAtom question
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Mon Mar 10 02:20:12 PST 2008
There's two different levels of abstraction in the hAtom spec:
- the logical model, which maps on to the Atom spec
- the physical model, which is the class names etc.
Not everything in the logical model has to be present in the physical
model (i.e. your hAtom markup). Why? Because we have defaulting rules
to decide what they are!
On to your questions:
- I'll be doing the hAtom 0.2 stuff Real Soon Now ;-)
- you can safely assume that the requirement for having the Author
element is going to disappear; hAtom 0.2 will have a rule for deciding
what the default is, though what that rule is is a mystery
The updated date is a little more problematic. My first inclination
would be to say find a way to squeeze it in there. My second
inclination ... and this is entirely my opinion and probably rubs a
lot of people the wrong way ... is just to do it without the updated
element and see if the spec catches up with the usage.
On Mon, Mar 10, 2008 at 5:57 AM, Michael Smethurst
<Michael.Smethurst at bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> The schema section of the hAtom spec  says:
> "author. required using hCard. [*]"
> But the entry author section  says:
> "an Entry SHOULD have at least one Entry Author element"
> Should this be a MUST?
> Also in a blog post  David Janes suggests that hAtom 0.2 may drop the
> author and updated/created requirements. Any idea if/when this will happen?
> I'd like to add hAtom to all our episode aggregations  on
> bbc.co.uk/programmes and authorship and dating are tricky
> Sorry if I'm being a numpty - just a bit confused
>  http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom#Schema
>  http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom#Entry_Author
>  http://blogmatrix.blogmatrix.com/:entry:blogmatrix-2008-03-05-0000/
>  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/formats/documentaries
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