[uf-discuss] Author in hAtom

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Feb 27 02:58:46 PST 2009

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 5:51 AM, Jeremy Keith <jeremy at adactio.com> wrote:
> Ted wrote:
>> Yup, it's perfectly valid.
> André wrote:
>> My gut also told me this was valid. I even implemented hatom this way
>> in my blog.
> Good stuff.
>> After I read this thread, I went to check and lo and behold...
>> Operator transforms the author part of hatom into this:
>> object author {
>>        0=posted by André Luís
>> }
> Yes, this is one of the things that prompted my question. I noticed that on
> Huffduffer, Operator was extracted "author" as the whole string:
> object author {
>        0=—Huffduffed by adactio 11 hours ago
> }
>> So I guess Operator is lacking this "cleverness". It apparently
>> doesn't treat the author vcard as vcard, but as a property of hentry.
> Right ...which is technically what the spec says but I guess the spirit of
> the spec would be to extract hCard *properties* (n/fn, url, email, etc. — as
> Optimus does) rather than extracting everything between the opening and
> closing "vcard" containing elements.
> Perhaps I should an example to the hAtom examples page to show this usage of
> the author property.

Is this not though, just a general property of microformats in
general? I.e. that the semantic information is being encoded at the
property level and bundled at the the h* level.

Regards, etc...

David Janes
Mercenary Programmer

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