[uf-discuss] Rationale for providing hAtom instead of
glenn.jones at madgex.com
Wed May 28 13:07:29 PDT 2008
I did some experiments a while back which you may find interesting. It's a XFN parser which can spider pages following rel=next.
One of the more basic issues when using the web as an API is finding a method to interact with data split across multiple pages. We need a way of identifying additional information which is part of the current dataset, but on secondary pages. The rel attribute provides a practical standards based solution, which can be used to mark-up the next page in a series. We can do this with rel=me rel=next.
Personal I think that microformats parser should support Url fragment. So you can mark-up groups of information and provide pagination in context of a page fragment.
Targeting the second page of posts could look something like
<a href="http://twitter.com/glennjones/2/#posts" rel="next">Next</a>
From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org [mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of David Janes
Sent: 28 May 2008 18:46
To: Microformats Discuss
Subject: Re: [uf-discuss] Rationale for providing hAtom instead of Atom/RSSfeeds
There's documented XFN examples of next/prev here  though I'm not
sure what to make of the "officialness" of it. It would be cool this
was formally documented in a way that could be used across
microformats, though as Scott says in the -new mailing list.
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 1:18 PM, Scott Reynen <scott at randomchaos.com> wrote:
> On [May 28], at [ May 28] 7:07 , André Luís wrote:
>> I always thought of rel="next" as a xfn-only thing.
> I'm not seeing rel="next" in the XFN documentation. Unless I'm missing
> something, it's not only not XFN-only, it's not XFN at all.
> On [May 28], at [ May 28] 10:09 , André Luís wrote:
>> hatom, rel="hfeed next"
>> hcalendar, rel="hcalendar next"
>> Since both formats have a root node to encapsulate several
>> hentry|vevent, it would be (AFAIK) semantically correct.
> I don't believe those are appropriate uses of the rel attribute.
> Regardless, they're new uses, so if you're interested in pursuing this
> further, please take it to the -new list:
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