[uf-discuss] Proposed changes to hListing

Jay Myers jmyers at visi.com
Mon Jun 22 09:54:31 PDT 2009


A couple of months ago, changes were suggested to the 
hListing microformat to support more transaction-related 
attributes, including the addition of 'availability', 
'condition', and 'shipping'. In order to prove the 80%+ 
use case, research has been ongoing and has been posted up 
to the hListing examples [1] wiki page. To date, analysis 
on 87 commerce or listing sites has been performed, and 
has yielded these results:

* Availability (79.1%)
* Condition (71.2%)
* Shipping (82%)

I would like to see all three adopted into a new draft of 
hListing, at the very least availability and shipping. All 
three new proposed attributes are featured in other 
product listing ontologies, most notably the GoodRealtions 
for e-commerce. I will be proposing another version of 
hListing in the coming weeks with these three new 
attributes, and some minor modifications to the existing 
attribute set, taking into account any feedback from the 
microformats community, which can be posted on the 
hlisting-brainstorming wiki page [2].

Please let me know if you have any questions or feedback!

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/hlisting-examples
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hlisting-brainstorming


Jay Myers

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