[uf-new] Re: Comment Questions

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 02:22:10 PST 2008

Toby A Inkster wrote:
> Martin McEvoy wrote:
>> ...a summary is that on the whole nothing new is needed for a comment
>> microformat, just use hAtom, but instead of using rel-bookmark use the
>> html link type (http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/types.html#h-6.12) 
>> rel-section.
> Why not rel=bookmark?
> http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#h-6.12
> | Refers to a bookmark. A bookmark is a link to a key entry point within
> | an extended document. The title attribute may be used, for example, to
> | label the bookmark. Note that several bookmarks may be defined in each
> | document.
> http://microformats.org/wiki/rel-design-pattern#rel.3D.22bookmark.22
> | By convention, this entry point also captures the notion of a 
> "permalink".
Agreed, I also feel that in order for a parser to extract comments only 
from a page a different link type is needed for a comment, it will help 
distinguish a comment from the article.

Having said that I am thinking re-use XFN rel-contact for this link 
type, and use rel-bookmark for backwards compatibility with existing 
parsers eg:

<a rel="contact bookmark" href="#comment-001">link to this</a>

|contact could be parsed as the in-reply-to Atom Threading Extension 


Martin McEvoy


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