hlisting-brainstorming

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<entry-title>listing microformat brainstorming </entry-title> This is brainstorming for a hListing draft microformat per the The microformats process.

proposed schema revisions

Revised Base Schema Elements (proposed, revised by Jay Myers 16:55, 29 Jun 2009 (UTC))

  • hListing (hlisting)
    • listing action. optional. one or more tags, suggested set: sell | rent | trade | meet | announce | offer | wanted | event | service
    • lister. required. hCard | (fn || email || url || tel).
    • dtlisted. optional. ISO8601 absolute date time.
    • dtexpired. optional. ISO8601 absolute date time.
    • price. optional. text. [should include a floating-point number with optional ISO currency codes] - see the currency proposal
    • item info. optional. (fn || url || photo || geo || adr) | hCard (for person or business).
    • summary. optional. text.
    • description. required. text with optional valid XHTML markup.
    • item tags. optional. keywords or phrases describing the item being offered, using rel-tag
    • permalink. optional.
    • availability. optional. text.
    • condition. optional. text. examples: 'new', 'used', 'refurbished'.
    • shipping. optional. text. text describing shipping and fulfillment

Notes

Please see hListing examples page for analysis of 80/20 use case for new attributes availability, condition and shipping. I believe condition should still be considered even though it misses the 80/20 use case mark (71.2% based on current analysis) as it is included in most product-specific data submission services (e.g., Yahoo Product Submit, Google Base).



Revised Base Schema Elements (proposed)

  • hListing (hlisting)
    • listing action. optional. one or more tags, suggested set: sell | rent | trade | meet | announce | offer | wanted | event | service
    • lister. optional. hCard | (fn || email || url || tel).
    • dtlisted. optional. ISO8601 absolute date time.
    • dtexpired. optional. ISO8601 absolute date time.
    • price. optional. text. [should include a floating-point number with optional ISO currency codes] - see the currency proposal
    • item info. optional. (fn || url || photo || Geo || adr) | hCard (for person or business).
    • summary. optional. text.
    • description. required. text with optional valid XHTML markup.
    • item tags. optional. keywords or phrases describing the item being offered, using rel-tag
    • permalink. optional.
    • availability. optional. text.
    • condition. optional. text. examples: 'new', 'used', 'refurbished'.
    • shipping. optional. text. text describing shipping and fulfillment


Items removed

  • version. optional. text.
  • item info. optional. (fn || url || photo || geo || adr) | hCard (for person or business).
  • Removal of item seems to be a mistake, as that is used to indicate the item itself being listed. E.g., a nested hProduct would be <p class='item hproduct'></p>. Removal appears to leave no way to include what is being listed. --BenWard 17:38, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
    • +1 completely agreed with Ben Ward's point. Wide use of hReview 0.4 (in progress) in the wild has shown that having an explicit "item" is both necessary and works in practice. Tantek 17:40, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Indeed it was a mistake... left it out of my edits. Replaced. JayMyers 21:04, 22 April 2009 (UTC)

Items added

  • Each of the following should cite the analysis made of real world examples that demonstrates the 80%+ use case need, otherwise, they should not be added. Tantek 17:45, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
  • availability. optional. text.
  • condition. optional. text. examples: 'new', 'used', 'refurbished'.
  • shipping. optional. text. text describing shipping and fulfillment

Items changed:

  • listing action => optional. if omitted, action assumed to be sell
  • lister => optional. if omitted, the buyer/seller is assumed to be the site where the microformat exists
  • In that case, an algorithm should be provided for how to determine the hCard for the lister, if no explicit lister is given. Tantek 17:45, 16 April 2009 (UTC)
  • Isn't the instruction above ("buyer/seller is assumed to be the site where the microformat exists" itself an algorithm? So, if Target.com has an item for sale and lister isn't specified, you use the domain of the web page containing the markup to identify the seller as "target.com" --Kavi, 6 July 2009
  • Wouldn't it make sense for it remain compulsory? If you are stating that the value reverts to a default in the case of an omission - the requirement is still that the hlisting requires a URI as part of the lister - I feel it should stay so that aggregation of hlisting information is possible outside of the domain it was originally posted on. It therefore requires this information to exist. Maybe the required property should be the url value and the other properties can be optional. Spiritquest 19:04, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

payment

Use rel-payment or something similar to indicate payment method for hListing.

additional transactional details

Per the discussions raised in the hProduct issues list, consider provisions for providing transactional details like "shipping" or "buy/payment" attributes or similar for an iteration of hListing.

see also