[uf-new] collection-design-pattern proposal

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 05:12:03 PDT 2007

On 4/23/07, Manu Sporny <msporny at digitalbazaar.com> wrote:
> Any objections to writing this up as a design pattern?

the downsides that instantly come to mind are:
1) you are using hidden meta data. Microformats do as much to keep
things in the human-readable realm. Granted this is not data that is
being used for human consuption, but anything that is "out of site, is
out of mind" and the data with quickly drift.

2) if you 'reblog' data, things get republished out of context.

3) HTML is a tree structure so there already is a defined 'container'
by virtue that it is a child node of the parent already. when an hCard
is a child of a hcalendar's location there is different semantics.
Just as when a rel-license is a child of an hReview. These additional
semantics can be built in as you develop the formats, not at the
general collection level.


brian suda

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