[uf-new] I propose a new microformat for poems.

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Oct 3 15:02:50 PDT 2007

In message <op.tzmwpdytjyd8jy at mikeslaptop>, Michael Walker
<mike at yarrt.com> writes

>I can't seem to find a microformat for poetry.

What would be the use-case? In other words, what would parsers (browsers
or browser plug-ins; other websites) do with poems marked up that way?

You should also look at the work which has been done on a proposed
"citation" microformat:


since a poem on a website is, effectively, cited.

Then you should compile examples of poems published on the web: what
data is commonly included?

You might find, for example, that most poems published are dated, or
cre4dit the author. But what else?

Andy Mabbett

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