[uf-new] Re: Media Microformat

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Mon Nov 10 12:02:32 PST 2008

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Hello all
> 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.
> Thanks
I would also like to inform you that a Media Info Proposal is now 
available for viewing and comments


One point I would like to bring up now is that  the proposal supports a 
new element called comment


I didn't want to create anything new to mark up the contents of a 
comment, I just reused hcard eg:

<div class="comment vcard" id="comment1">
   <p><a class="url fn" href="http://somewebsite.com/">Joe Blogs<a> 
      said on <span class="rev">2008-11-08</span></p>
   <p class="note">Great video, keep up the good work</p>
   <p><a class="uid" href="http://someblog.com/article/foo.html#comment1">permalink to this comment</a></p>

hcard properties used are:

    *  fn The name of the person who authored a comment
    * url A URI of the person who authored a comment.
    * note To specify a comment that is associated with the person who 
authored a comment. Contents can be text or Valid html mark up
    * rev Datetime of the revision of the entire coment. This element 
SHOULD use the datetime-design-pattern.
    * uid A unique URI identifier of a comment, typically a "permalink" 
to a comment

Toby has raised an issue with this because it is bending the definition 
of a few properties from hcard, but I am not too sure, hcard properties 
are primarily used for people and organizations but also for Objects, A 
solution to this is use hAtom hentry for this, which I tentatively agree 
with, But for one or two  Problems, It would lose rev and uid, these are 
important because every time someone gives feedback on say a blog post, 
they are creating a new revision of a document(rev),  also if a 
permalink to the comment is available this forms part of a unique 
identifier(uid) of the comment. Another thought I have on this Is Are 
people leaving their contact information and a note when they give 
feedback on something?

Has anyone any More thoughts on this?


Martin McEvoy


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