[uf-new] Comment Questions

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Tue Nov 11 05:16:21 PST 2008

On Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 8:02 AM, Martin McEvoy <martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:

> The hAtom spec says :
> "an Entry /SHOULD/ have an Entry Title"
> Unfortunately None of the comment examples Support an entry-title element,
> in fact the "title" of a comment rarely occurs in common practice. How would
> a comment microformat (should it reuse hatom terms)  resolve the concept of
> entry-title?
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom#Entry_Title

Noting the difference between the Physical Model and the Logical Model
for hAtom, several options occur when a entry-title is not present:

* use the parent's entry-title
* use Re: <parent-entry-title> (locale issues)
* use an empty tile

> The hAtom spec' also says:
> an Entry /SHOULD/ have an Entry Permalink
> Permalinks to comments DO occur but only around 40% of the time in the
> examples I have studied, but more often than that there is no permalink at
> all. The easy solution to that I suppose is require that every comment
>  /must/ have a unique ID then a "permalink" can be generated into a fragment
> url eg: http://someweb.com/page#comment1, but isnt this imposing too much on
> would be authors by explicitly stating that every comment /must/ have an ID
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom#Entry_Permalink

How many have an ID tag where an Entry Permalink could be inferred?

Regards, etc...

David Janes
Mercenary Programmer

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