[uf-new] hAudio ISSUE #1: image-summary is redundant

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Tue Aug 7 02:50:11 PDT 2007

On 8/6/07, Martin McEvoy <martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-08-05 at 22:39 -0400, Manu Sporny wrote:
> > The full issue description can be found on the audio-info-issues page:
> >
> > http://microformats.org/wiki/audio-info-issues#image-summary_Property
> >
> > hAudio ISSUE #1:
> >
> > image-summary - This is a small graphic image that summarizes the audio
> > piece. There are several other formats that already use the PHOTO
> > property, including hCard and hReview. This has potential to collapse
> > and remove image-summary.
> >
> > Possible Solutions
> >
> >    1. Use PHOTO instead.
> >
> > I think we should go with Brian's suggestion and use PHOTO instead of
> > image-summary. If you are involved in hAudio (or want to be), please
> > give the list an "AGREE/+1" or disagree with a line of reasoning.
> >
> > -- manu
> Disagree
> Photo or Logo is not a correct description of what may be potentially a
> work of art eg,

--- i think this is splitting hairs, at the end of the day, this is a
representation of the actual Art, Photo, Painting, etc. Applications
are called "PhotoShop". "iPhoto", etc. even though they are not always
indexing or editing JUST photos. Re-using PHOTO keeps us from
inventing more and more terms.

Also, the current spec says that this MUST use an <img>, i would say
this should be changed to SHOULD, not MUST. There could be cases were
you might want to simply give the URL to the image or use an AREA or
OBJECT element. Or possibly use other elements in RSS. We should avoid
mandating how/where to encoding specific microformat properties.


brian suda

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