[uf-new] nutrition-facts in XHTML

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Wed Jul 22 07:53:56 PDT 2009

Hello Christian Welcome to the List

Haeringer, Christian wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> I am looking for a possibility to publish and embed nutrition-facts in XHTML.

Great Idea!
> There is already an element called "nutrition" in the hRecipe draft specification. It would be useful to create a new elemental format for it. Like this could be integrated in compounds like hProduct.

I agree, but first you should look at the Measure proposal  

I believe much of what you are requiring is "possible" with hmeasure I 
suspect, but I am not an expert but some examples of how it  could be 
used in your case are:

A basic example:

<p class="hmeasure">
  span class="type">Vitamin C</span>
  <span class="num">15</span>
  <span class="unit">mg</span>.

a little more expanded version may be:

<span class="hmeasure">
  <span class="type">Vitamin C</span>:
  <span class="num">60</span>
  <span class="unit">mg</span> is
  <span class="tolerance">100%</span> of the recommended
  <a title="Recommended Dietary Allowance" rel="glossary" 

> Thus, I would like to propose a new microformat for nutrition-facts.

Maybe you could first add your examples to this  page:


First it will allow other developers to see more clearly what your needs 
are and also you will start to discover reoccurring patterns specific to 
nutritional measures, If there are (which I am sure there is) specific 
problems with-in the Nutritional facts domain then perhaps you can start 
proposing expanding the measure schema with the newly discovered 
elements on this page:


> There is a group of nutrition-facts, called the “Big 8” (the energy value, the amount of protein, carbohydrate, sugar, fat, saturated fatty acids, dietary fibre and sodium), which is often published with many products due to a Council Directive of the European Union. For this reason there are countless examples for this type of data.

Nice opening statement by the way ;)

Best wishes

Martin McEvoy

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