[uf-new] Microformats for Slide Show/Presentations - hShow, hSlide - State-of-the-Art?

Christopher St John ckstjohn at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 15:38:33 PST 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 4:55 PM, Drew McLellan <lists at allinthehead.com> wrote:
>  hAtom is describing a list of time-related items, and within each item
>  describing the timestamp, description, summary and all the component
>  parts that make up that item. It's adding extra information about the
>  relationships between the discreet data points that enables us to
>  understand them more fully. What it's not describing is how that is
>  data is treated with regard to presentation.

Wouldn't that also be more or less what a slideshow format does? I
think you could re-state the format as being a time-sequenced series
of related bits of information. Maybe with the addition that the info
may also be associated with a spoken narrative of some sort.

The fact that slide authoring programs allow multiple views (slideshow,
speaker notes, and even an outline view) suggests that there's an
underlying concept beyond just presentation.

On the other hand, there are several existing microformats that might
be good to reuse, has the original poster given that a shot yet?


Christopher St. John

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