[uf-new] Re: Comment Questions

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 02:26:24 PST 2008

Martin McEvoy wrote:
> Toby A Inkster wrote:
>> 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 
> (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4685).

Please see http://microformats.org/wiki/comment-brainstorming#Schema


Martin McEvoy


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