H2VX.com is feature complete. was Re: [uf-discuss] Concerning the Technorati pipes

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Mon Nov 2 14:14:23 PST 2009

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Tantek Çelik wrote:
>> If folks write new XSLTs to handles more conversions, we can certainly
>> take a look at setting them up (e.g. an hNews or hAtom +
>> value-class-pattern to Atom or RSS converter).
> Transformr [1]  has implemented an hAtom + value-title [2]  to RSS2 
> converter, you have to turn the tidying process off to parse 
> value-title properly because because empty elements are stripped 
> during tidying. If your documents are well formed XHTML you shouldn't 
> have any problems. If you have to tidy your document then it is 
> recommended that you add a non breaking space inside your value-title 
> property eg:
> <span class="value-title" title="">&nbsp;</span>
> I know you may get an ugly tool tip if someone hovers over the space, 
> but ....?
> You can point your hAtom page at http://transformr.co.uk/rss2/<your url>.
> some examples:
> http://transformr.co.uk/rss2/http://microformats.org/&tidy=no
> http://transformr.co.uk/rss2/http://microformats.org/wiki/value-excerption-pattern&tidy=no 
> [1] http://transformr.co.uk/
> [2] 
> http://microformats.org/wiki/value-excerption-pattern#Using_value-title_to_publish_machine-data 

Sorry I forgot to add that it is also possible to extract a RSS2 
enclosures (a podcast) by simply adding a rel-enclosure[1]  to hAtom. 

<a rel="enclosure" type="audio/mpeg" href="...">today's podcast</a>.

If you also wish to extract the required length attribute of a RSS2 
enclosure you can pass that along with the type specifier

<a rel="enclosure" type="type="audio/mpeg;length=22334669"" 
href="...">today's podcast</a>.

The length is the size of the file in bytes.


Martin McEvoy

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