[uf-new] hProduct progress

Jay Myers jmyers at visi.com
Wed Aug 6 14:59:06 PDT 2008


There is work being done on new standards and reviving the 
hProduct microformat. During the course of this effort, 
people have pointed to hListing as a more viable, mature 
format for displaying product data. We proponents of 
hProduct feel that a separate hProduct uF would be more 
granular, and provide more specifics around the products, 
which often are more complex and have important attributes 
that are outside of the scope of hListing and others. 
Please see the updated brainstorming and draft proposal 
wiki pages for more information on the updated schema.

Nonetheless, there are still correlations between hListing 
and hProduct that can't be ignored. It has been suggested 
that hProduct be used in conjuction with hListing to 
enhance the semantics of that format, where hProduct would 
live under .item. This I agree with, but I would still 
propose it also be used separately.

I would appreciate any thoughts or ideas you might have 
around the revival effort of hProduct.



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