[uf-new] Microformat for Music Downloads

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Mon Apr 9 13:12:04 PDT 2007

On Apr 9, 2007, at 2:52 PM, Alexandre Van de Sande wrote:

> I agree with you: and the information formatted on hAtom should
> concern the syndication: title, date released, type of content,
> author. But any extra information that's specific to the format being
> syndicated (composer,  album, drum player) should be formatted into a
> format-specific for it.


> If we were syndicating places to be read by some kind of google earth
> plugin for exemple, no one would argue that the best way to do it
> would use a hGeo inside an hAtom, not to expand the hAtom in order to
> pass Geographical locations. Therefore if I am building a music-player
> + feed-reader that relies on hAtom we should use a microformat for
> music.

I agree, except not everything we do here needs to be a microformat.   
We can use semantic markup like class="album-title" without (or  
before) a microformat and it will be equally meaningful.  Holding out  
for a full microformat means, in practice, accomplishing less,  
because microformats have a necessarily higher barrier to entry than  
ad-hoc semantic HTML.  In general, I think we should encourage ad-hoc  
semantic HTML, as it gives us useful experience on which to create  

Scott Reynen

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