[uf-new] Re: Comment Questions

Sarven Capadisli csarven at gmail.com
Sat Nov 15 18:06:44 PST 2008

On Sat, Nov 15, 2008 at 4:56 PM, Toby A Inkster <mail at tobyinkster.co.uk> wrote:
> I've put together an experimental implementation of rel=in-reply-to and
> class=replies. You can try it at:
> http://srv.buzzword.org.uk/

That's great Toby! Having some hands on response is useful.

Here is my understanding of rel="in-reply-to" and why that alone is
sufficient to indicate that an hentry is a response to another hentry
(anywhere). Commonly:
* chronological comments (e.g., Wordpress)
* threaded comments (e.g., Slashdot)
* a blog entry as a reaction to another blog entry (e.g., Technorati)

* Creates a single instance of a comment [1]
* Minimal set of requirements
* Applicable to various forms of replies

* @id required

In the wild, the requirement of @id is not an issue because it is
already widely used in comments [2].

I would like to understand what's the main reason preventing us from
taking this route and wrapping this up. Could anyone outline the
(dis)advantages of alternative solutions and so we can have an
overview and compare where we are at?

[1] http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-new/2008-November/001899.html
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/comment-examples


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