[uf-new] Re: Comment Questions

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 08:57:34 PST 2008

David Janes wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Martin McEvoy <martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:
>> I would like to add that one of the key problems about a "comment" is "How
>> do you track blog comments you've made? "
>> If you explicitly detach the comments from the article by presenting the the
>> comments and the article in two separate feed elements, you break the
>> conversation, in other words the subject of the conversation(the article or
>> blog post) should explicitly remain with the conversation itself, this saves
>> the subscriber of a feed having to visit the webpage again, just to find out
>> what the conversation(comment) is about.
> Two _nested_ Feeds. The Comment:Entry is nested in the Comments:Feed
> nested in the Blog:Entry in the (optional) Blog:Feed

"the Feed element is optional and, if missing, is assumed to be the page"


from the atom spec:


"The "atom:feed" element is the document (i.e., top-level) element of an 
Atom Feed Document"

That being said the atom spec also says about content...

"If the value of "type" is an XML media type [RFC3023] or ends with 
"+xml" or "/xml" (case insensitive), the content of
atom:content MAY include child elements and SHOULD be suitable for 
handling as the indicated media type"

which is interesting I think, does this include <feed /> elements?
> BTW: Blogger just makes up a title [1] for comments
> Regard, etc...
> [1] http://rjmjanes.blogspot.com/feeds/comments/default?alt=atom
Thank you

Martin McEvoy


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