[uf-new] hAudio Issue D4: 2008-01-10 rel-enclosure does not allow for links to streaming files

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Mon Aug 18 08:53:51 PDT 2008

Hello All

Issue D4: 2008-01-10 [1]

Raised by Andy Mabbett <http://microformats.org/wiki/User:AndyMabbett> 

The required use of rel-enclosure 
<http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-enclosure> does not allow for links to 
streaming files, which are not cacheable, and are thus outside the scope 
of rel-enclosure. An example on 
(/http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/science/livingworld_20041121.shtml/) has 
the relevant link is below the heading "LISTEN AGAIN".


I have looked at the cited  example to this issue and I can't see a 
problem with marking the link up with rel-enclosure

this link:

<a href="/radio4/science/rams/livingworld_20041121.ram">Listen 

can be marked up in haudio like this:

<a rel="enclosure" 
type="audio/x-pn-realaudio">Listen to&nbsp;21&nbsp;November</a>

I would like to note  ".ram" files can be cached and downloaded.

I do however agree that rel-enclosure IS unsuitable for some types of 
files such as audio streamed directly from a server.

I would like to Recommend that this issue should be closed, pending 
further examples.


Martin McEvoy

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