[uf-discuss] hAtom draft

Benjamin Carlyle benjamincarlyle at optusnet.com.au
Fri Dec 2 21:32:37 PST 2005


On Wed, 2005-11-23 at 04:02 -0500, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:
> Have at it:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom

I've had a play at applying this to my weblog[1]. One question I would
like to ask is about the author field. I currently have my name tagged
with dc-author and foaf-name on the main page. I think the dc-author is
non-standard in the body and used in this way. The foaf-name is
experimental based on a generalised microformat for rdf, which of course
is not microformat because it is too general.

I see that hAtom currently recommds the use of a hcard. I could add this
in as well, but what does a hcard mean when floating around on a web
page? I'm also uneasy about including a <span class="vcard"></span>
section in the document. Not all of the relevant information is in one

Urrgh. I'm not quite getting this out right, but what is the most
straightforward way to say "This page and everything in it was authored
by Benjmain Carlyle"? :)

I don't want to add a URL. Why should I? You're already at my home page.
I don't want to add an email address, or not a precisely valid one. I
don't want to attract spam. Technorati has the only photo I display, and
that is provided by javascript I don't control. I can't directly
reference it. I just want to quickly make a few assertions and have them
picked up by a hAtom parser.

Benjamin Carlyle <benjamincarlyle at optusnet.com.au>
[1] http://members.optusnet.com.au/benjamincarlyle/benjamin/blog/

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