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hAudio issues

These are externally raised issues about hAudio with broadly varying degrees of merit. Thus some issues are rejected for a number of obvious reasons (but still documented here in case they are re-raised), and others contain longer discussions. Some issues may be accepted and perhaps cause changes or improved explanations in the spec.

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D1: 2008-01-10 Contributor

    1. the wording about contributor could be improved to facilitate more streamlined mark-up (see above e-mail for details).

D2: 2008-01-10 hAudio Title was Overloading "fn".

The "overloading" of fn for both the tile of a work and the name of a contributor causes problems (see above e-mail for examples). Another example of this problem is a table, where the "artist" column comes before the "title" column. For discussion, see also microformats-new/2008-January/001375.html.

  1. Existing Resolution Manu Sporny has propsosed that "fn" should be replaced with "title" see: microformats-new/2008-February/001468.html
  2. Resolution 1: Martin McEvoy proposed change "title" to "name" see: microformats-new/2008-March/001555.html
  3. Resolution 2: Martin McEvoy later propsosed that "title" should be replaced with "htitle" see: microformats-new/2008-August/001692.html
  4. Resoulution 3: Use "audio-title" As tentatively proposed by Manu Sporny see:microformats-new/2008-August/001692.html
  5. Resoulution 4: Change "title" back to "fn" see: [2]
  6. Don't really care — just pick one. ;-)

D3: 2008-01-10 Position.

    1. The recommended use of "position" in hAudio is contrary to the good practice, semantic use of ordered lists (see example and suggested solution in the above e-mail; also [3] et seq)
      • For Cognition I'm considering an extension: if no position has been explicitly marked up, and the item is <li class="item"> within an ordered list, then the position is taken to be the numerical value of the list marker. (To calculate the numerical value for the list marker, find the most recent sibling <li> element which has a value attribute. The numerical value is the number in that value attribute added to the count of <li> elements after that value attribute up to the current one. If there are no such <li> elements with value attributes, then you should assume that the value attribute of the first list item is equal to the start attribute of the ordered list itself, or "1" if there is no such start attribute. TobyInk 04:24, 29 Jul 2008 (PDT)
      • A Proposed Resolution was made in this email: ( http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-new/2008-August/001751.html)
      • ACCEPTED ISSUE The hAudio Position Specification is to be changed to:
        • The element is identified by the class name |position|.
        • hAudio /MAY/ include one |position| element.
        • The contents of the element /MUST/ be a number or other sequential identifier.
        • The sequential identifier /MAY/ be specified out-of-sequence.
      • ADDED:
      • Andy Mabbett also Expressed concerns that the Complete Album Example should be marked up as an ordered list this is unnecessary as "position" is not related to the order of a track item in a list.
      • A tutorial on the correct use of semantic ordered lists and hAudio is to be added to the hAudio Authoring Page

D4: 2008-01-10 rel-enclosure does not allow for links to streaming files

D5: 2008-01-10 there is no way of linking to an interim page

    1. There appears to be no mechanism to mark up an hAudio, expressed in plain text on page A, which links to an interim page, B, which in turn links to a file download. For example, the radio shows listed on [4].

D6: 2008-01-10 hAudio notes inconsistency


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