[uf-new] Microformat for Music Downloads

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Wed Apr 4 09:48:47 PDT 2007

On 4/4/07, Manu Sporny <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> Martin McEvoy wrote:
> > To answer Marian's question do we need a "Microformat for Music
> > Downloads" I would say no there are enough existing Microformats to do
> > the job. I might suggest that we add extra properties to the hReview
> > Microformat to include, artist, and object.
> Martin,
> If the only fields that we have to contend with are artist and object, I
> would agree with you. However, if you take a look at the types of fields
> that we are dealing with for music:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/media-info-examples#Analysis_of_Music_Sites
> It starts to become evident that semantically describing music is much
> different that describing feeds (hAtom) and reviews (hReview). hAtom is
> for feeds, which music items are usually not. hReview is for single
> reviews - usually there is always more than one comment on a page
> regarding an album (there are multiple hReviews per music item).

hAtom is for describing blog posts and similar microcontent. Feeds are
entirely incidental.

Regards, etc...

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