[uf-discuss] microformats as HTML5 microdata - example discussion
send.missive at coreymwamba.co.uk
Tue Aug 17 20:05:07 PDT 2010
I was reading
and did a small bit of thinking around the use of the item/itemprop
attributes. I actually put a couple of examples in the wiki itself - but
thought it would be polite to post here as well and ask for any feedback or
potential issues. Apologies if this has been discussed before.
My examples were for an hCard:
<section item="vcard" itemtype="http://microformats.org/profile/hcard"
<h1 itemprop="fn">Corey Mwamba</h1>
<p itemprop="street-address">56 Nowhere Road</p>
<p itemprop="postal-code">NO1 6QT</p>
<a href="http://www.coreymwamba.co.uk/" itemprop="url">My web site</a>
And an hCalendar:
<title>Web 2.0 Conference</title>
<div item="vevent" itemtype="http://microformats.org/profile/hcalendar"
<span itemprop="summary">Web 2.0 Conference</span>:
<time itemprop="dtstart" datetime="2005-10-05">October 5</time>-
<time itemprop="dtend" datetime="2005-10-07">7</time>,
at the <span itemprop="location">Argent Hotel, San Francisco, CA</span>
I was wondering:
1. would the profile for microformats have to be re-written for a parser to be
able to pick up the itemprops?
1a. How hard is that to do?
1b. Would it be worth it?
2. Can the use of item attributes scale to the potential complexity of
microformats? My initial thoughts were that it could - as stated on the page
you could use itemref to include another item - but perhaps someone more
technically minded can see an issue?
All the best,
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