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

Tantek Çelik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Nov 5 15:54:15 PST 2009

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 2:59 AM, Mark Norman Francis <norm at cackhanded.net> wrote:
>> I'm considering H2VX.com feature complete at this point and will make
>> only minor incremental changes/fixes as reported.
> I like the "what are microformats?" link that appears on hover, but it
> appears to be mouse-accessible only. I can't tab to reveal it or access it,
> except by turning CSS off first.

Norm, good point. Could you add this as an issue to:


and feel free to suggest ways to improve it (I'm thinking using :focus
might help, but figure you may have better suggestions).

> Also, a short 'about' page would be worthwhile IMO, especially for adding to
> the homepage.

Agreed. I collected it to http://microformats.org/wiki/h2vx#feedback

On Mon, Nov 2, 2009 at 2:16 PM, Martin McEvoy <martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:
> Martin McEvoy wrote:
>> 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 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

Is this implementation available as open source? If not, could you
consider releasing it?

>> 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.
>> example:
>> <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
>> example:
>> <a rel="enclosure" type="type="audio/mpeg;length=22334669""
>> href="...">today's podcast</a>.
>> The length is the size of the file in bytes.
>> [1] http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-enclosure :)

This is excellent - and it would be great to document some of these examples.

Could you add your documentation of the Transformr to the wiki?

e.g. perhaps at:


Finally, to follow-up on the remaining open point from my previous email:

> Re: 1. TR Ops contacted.
> I'm going to ask the folks at Technorati to simply
> redirect technorati.com/contacts and /events to h2vx.com/vcf and /ics
> respectively as I'm sure that a simple redirect directive is more
> likely to survive any future site changes.

This is now done.

h2vx.com is now handling all feeds.technorati.com,
technorati.com/contacts, and technorati.com/events requests.

Obviously this has raised the load a bit, and I've added some robots
blocking to help prioritize human requests (robots should be indexing
HTML+microformats directly, rather than vcf or ics).

Again, if you experience any problems with H2VX, please raise them here:





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