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hBib Description 2005-05-14

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The following document was created, collaboratively edited live 2005-05-14 during the WWW2005 workshop and presentations on microformats.


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<h1>hBib: une charette</h1>
<p><em>an interactive design session</em></p>

<li class="vcard"><a class="url fn" href="http://tantek.com/log/">Tantek Çelik</a></li> 
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whereas named character entities only work in HTML and *some* XHTML user agents -->
<li class="vcard"><a class="url fn" href="#">Rohit Khare</a></li>
<li class="vcard"><a class="url fn" href="http://meyerweb.com/">Eric A. Meyer</a></li>
<li class="vcard"><a class="url fn" href="http://www.markbaker.ca">Mark Baker</a></li>
<li class="vcard"><a class="url fn" href="http://www.wiredpen.com/">Kathy Gill</a></li>
<li class="vcard fn">Bert Bos

<li> ***** add your hcard here *****</li>

<li>& other participants from the Microformats track on Dev Day at WWW 2005</li>


<br> Solution?
<br>Author -- should use hCard. OK

<br>Mulitple authors? Multiple hCards.
<br> use hidden SPANs?
<br> use CSS classes for k-authors: 1st-author, 2nd-author? generic "author" class?
<br> ol + span?

<br> how to "loft" dc:author inot microformats use in CSS class= attrs? -- 
<em>create an XMDP for Dublin Core (creator, etc)</em>
.author + .author + .author + .author {display: none}
.author + .author + .author {content: " et al."}

Existing Example

Let's start with a concrete example of a particular bibliography presentation

[1] Goland, Y. Y., Nottingham, M. and Orchard, D. WS-CallBack Protocol 0.91.
 BEA Systems, WS-CallBack Protocol 0.91, Feb 26 2003 2003. 

How would we mark that up?

<span class="vcard">
 <span class="fn n">
  <span class="family-name "<Goland</span>, 
  <abbr class="given-name" title="Yaron">Y.</abbr>


  1. Stop having to re-key references!
  2. Adapt to new Journal styles solely by changin the CSS?

Why a Microformat?

  1. Presentation matters!
  2. A predecessor format exists:
    • BibTeX
    • Endnote
    • Dublin Core

the microformats way

  • solve a specific problem
  • make evolutionary improvements
  • be as simple as possible, perhaps solve a simpler problem first
  • adapt to current behaviors and usage patterns, e.g. (X)HTML, blogging
  • presentable and parsable
  • reuse existing microformats and well established schemas (e.g. IETF RFCs) as building blocks
  • design to be reused and embedded inside existing formats and microformats
  • enable and encourage decentralized development and services

The Microformats Checklist

Specific Problem?
Are we close? the library science rathole is pretty deep, folks....


Typically have access to "rendered"/"flattened" papers without the structured data