[uf-discuss] Almost UMP:xFolk Supported

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Thu Dec 8 07:40:46 PST 2005

C. Hudley wrote:
> On 12/8/05, David Janes -- BlogMatrix <davidjanes at blogmatrix.com> wrote:
>> I've added xFolk [1] to the list of microformats the Almost Universal
>> Microformat Parser handles.
>> Examples:
>> http://tinyurl.com/cddta (http://unalog.com/)
> This is very cool, thanks!
> What is the intended meaning of the repeating "@uri =
> http://unalog.com" here?  Is it intended to be the identifier for the
> entry?  I'm asking because there is a URI of sorts embedded in the
> COinS for each entry (see span[@class.contains(Z3988)]).

"@uri" and in fact "@anything" are little pieces of information the 
parser has picked up among the way, not necessarily part of the uF. In 
this particular case, it's the uri of the page being parsed.

There's another I added this morning, called '@index' which allows the 
uF element to be corresponded to the parsed version. For example, 
'@id=vevent-3'means that the 3rd element with "vevent" in the class 
attribute is the one that was parsed.

> Over on gcs-pcs-list we've been talking about a simplification of the
> COinS spec when simply indicating what-the-identifier-is, which is
> (obviously) rather lost inside the OpenURL ContextObject inside the
> span.  Lately we've considered instead just using "class='uri'" and a
> URI in a title or as the textnode content.  I'm experimenting with
> something like this in the canary database as well.

How about rel="bookmark" (i.e. rel-bookmark) Not only is it used in 
hAtom, it's also part of the HTML spec [1]

> All of which brings me back to the question of clarifying where the
> identifiers are...

Regards, etc...


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