[uf-new] Book Review microformat - new or how to extend hreview

Benjamin Melançon pwgdarchive at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 14:12:15 PST 2007

Hi Ben--  I didn't see your message because I thought it was my own
posted to the list-- darn gmail's habit of shortening us to our first

I found some of these resources after I posted, but I still don't
think I have what I need.

For instance, the book review module in Drupal (which I would like to
improve to have microformat tags) has fields for cover image,
publisher, copyright, isbn, # of pages, price, synopsis as well as
authors and distinguishing between links for purchase and other links.

And, of course, I want to do this in a way that will be the same as
other people using hreview for book reviews and that smart web
indexing engines can understand (e.g., to allow 'give me all reviews
of books by this author published before this date under this number
of pages').

Is there a repository and a process for defining standard implementations?

Or do I need a 'book' microformat that hreview then refers to?

- ben

On 3/3/07, Benjamin West <bewest at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3/3/07, Benjamin Melançon <pwgdarchive at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi, I'm looking for how to mark up a book review for the semantic web,
> > or RDF, or microformat, or really anything that has some hope of being
> > a standard and extending the usefulness of my review.
> Great.  hreview is perfect for that.
> > I'm posting here because I don't see how to do it with the hreview
> > format in a way that will be a generally recognizable standard.
> I'm not sure what you mean by "generally recognizable standard," but
> have a look at <http://www.xfront.com/microformats/examples/hReview/example01/revised-review-Introduction-to-mathematics.html>
> which is a real example of a book review encoded in hreview.  Also
> check out <http://www.xfront.com/microformats/hReview.html>, which
> shows you how to do so.
> Is there any reason this won't work?  Generally, we try to actually
> use pre-existing solutions before making new ones.
> Thanks,
> Ben West
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