[uf-new] New proposal: Elemental microformat for content boundaries

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Thu Apr 23 08:39:10 PDT 2009

On [Apr 23], at [ Apr 23] 8:25 , Indus Khaitan wrote:

> Expanding on a simple example: twitter's public timeline page,
> consists of 20 individual content (can I say micro-content?) units (or
> twitter statuses). On an aggregate page, these status messages are
> uniquely identifiable units of content but there is no determinate way
> of discerning boundaries of the individual statuses and successfully
> parsing them without knowing the visual arrangement of markup. The
> same problem statement can be attached to other example situations.
> The current mechanisms do not provide any semantic cues to a search
> bot.

Twitter already uses hentry [1] to separate individual posts.  You  
seem to be describing something more generic than hentry, but I'd  
suggest starting with hentry anyway to see if it doesn't handle most  
of your use cases.

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom

Scott Reynen

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