[uf-new] Media Microformat

Toby A Inkster mail at tobyinkster.co.uk
Mon Nov 10 02:37:34 PST 2008

> I would like to inform you that the Media Examples Anyalisis has at  
> last
> been completed please see http://microformats.org/wiki/media-info- 
> examples.
> The full results and discovered schema for a Media Microformat is
> available here:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/media-info-brainstorming#Schema.

It strikes me that it's missing guidance on how to mark up thumbnails  
for images.

The "obvious" way would seem to be:

	<div class="hmedia">
	  <a class="full.jpeg" rel="enclosure" class="photo">
	    <img class="thumbnail" src="thumb.jpeg" alt="whatever">

But, as class="photo" is used to provide a graphical preview for  
video and audio files, it seems that a better way would be to use  
class="photo" for the thumbnail and rel="enclosure" (but not  
class="photo") for the full sized image:

	<div class="hmedia">
	  <a class="full.jpeg" rel="enclosure">
	    <img class="photo" src="thumb.jpeg" alt="whatever">

Though that is not immediately obvious, so I think it would benefit  
from explicit mention in any spec.

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

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