[uf-new] Re: Comment Questions

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 06:57:27 PST 2008

David Janes wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Martin McEvoy <martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:
>> "if there is no Entry Title for a comment, it can be assumed to be empty or
>> the blog post title (investigate current atom feeds) "
>> the atom:title element should not be empty...
>> "It is advisable that each atom:entry element contain a non-empty atom:title
>> element"
> Advisable is not SHOULD or MUST though. The latter part of my comment
> is probably the important thing ... let's have a look at some Atom
> published comment feeds (I suspect Blogger/Blogspot does this) and see
> what the current use consensus is.

they usually build something contextual from the comment...







....  are a few examples, the only thing they all really have in common 
is the authors Name.
>> To exclude the entry-title element I would recommend a comment use the value
>> of "fn" presented in a contextual way eg:
>> by Author
>> Author said
>> Author says
>> etc...
> This seems overly prescriptive to me, but even then: if we think this
> is a good idea, why not just infer this if there's no entry-title.
I don't know David nothing really, the only real answer I can give to 
this Is if you look at the feed examples above (and any other feed), 
none of the titles are empty and to be honest I have never really seen 
it in practice.

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Martin McEvoy


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