[uf-new] restarting the [citation] microformat effort

Ed Summers ehs at pobox.com
Mon Aug 6 18:47:55 PDT 2012

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 9:23 PM, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> Greetings,
> I am restarting the citation microformat effort with a new brainstorm
> proposal that is:
> 1. greatly simplified (as compared to previous citation proposals) in
> an attempt to solve a simpler problem first (per the microformats
> principles)
> 2. uses only microformats2 syntax
> The goals here are to be modern, minimal, and immediately easily usable.

I'm glad to see a simplified effort on citation.

You said:

They didn't design a citation microformat that could be used as a
building block, but rather, erred on the side of attempting to
describe the myriad types of references to dead-tree resources.

This was a while ago, but if memory serves we went down this road
because you (ahem) insisted that we pave the cowpaths of the various
citation formats that are used on the Web :-) But that's water under
the bridge I guess.

So in your web-to-web example, what would happen if you remove the anchor tag?

<span class="h-cite">
  <time class="dt-published">YYYY-MM-DD</time>
  <span class="p-author h-card">AUTHOR</span>:
  <cite p-name">TITLE</cite>

Would that be an acceptable web-to-off-web citation?


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