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

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Fri Apr 24 03:12:01 PDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 23, 2009 at 11:32 PM, Indus Khaitan <khaitan at gmail.com> wrote:
> Scott, Toby:
> Thanks for the input about hentry/hatom.
> I'm looking for something generic for demarcating arbitrary content
> boundaries. Whether the content following is hAtom(s), hResume(s),
> hProduct(s) or something else would be decided by the capabilities of
> the parser (it at all it is interested in parsing the specific
> microformat).
> Another prime motivation in the extended use-case is to allow bots to
> see that the individual content units (for example comments) have 'URL
> equivalence' [1] with other pages where the content unit has its own
> linked page but also exist in other linked container pages.
> Indus
> [1] URL equivalence where an embedded content unit has it's own linked
> page somewhere. eg. an embedded YouTube video has it's own linked page
> somewhere on YouTube.
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Demarcating arbitrary content within a page is (as mentioned by all
the other responders) exactly the purpose of hAtom. rel-bookmark seems
to implicitly handle your URL issues. This is a decent reference [1].

The weakest parts of hAtom right now are the required element issues.

Regards, etc...

[1] http://www.ablognotlimited.com/articles/getting-semantic-with-microformats-part-5-hatom/

David Janes
Mercenary Programmer

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