[uf-new] Media Microformat

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Mon Nov 10 09:00:26 PST 2008

Hello Toby...

Toby A Inkster wrote:
>> 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">
>       </a>
>     </div>
> 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">
>       </a>
>     </div>
the above example is kind of how it goes

<div class="hmedia">
      <a class="fn" href="full.jpeg" rel="enclosure" type="image/jpeg">
        <img class="photo" src="thumb.jpeg" alt="name of image" />

here the @alt of the image will form the textual name ("fn") of the media.
> Though that is not immediately obvious, so I think it would benefit 
> from explicit mention in any spec.


Martin McEvoy


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