[uf-new] hAudio - "sample" propagation from child to parent

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Thu Jul 31 15:25:12 PDT 2008

The hAudio draft includes a section called Parser Processing Notes  
<http://microformats.org/wiki/hAudio#Parser_Processing_Notes> which  
includes the note that:

> When processing the ITEM element, none of the properties of the  
> child hAudio should be pulled into the parent hAudio.

I have a suggestion that the "sample" property <http:// 
microformats.org/wiki/hAudio#Sample> be made an exception and that  
the spec suggest that parsers *MAY* propagate the sample property  
from children to the parent. This is because a sample of music from a  
track on an album may surely also be taken to be a sample of the album.

I've run this past Manu (who's offline for a week or so) and he seems  
broadly in favour of it, so long as it doesn't introduce any extra  
burden on parsers or publishers. (And by making it a "may" rather  
than a "should" or "must", it shouldn't.) He suggested that I raise  
the issue here in case anyone else has any ideas against or in favour.

Toby A Inkster
<mailto:mail at tobyinkster.co.uk>

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