[uf-discuss] hAtom draft

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Dec 20 12:33:41 PST 2005

On Dec 20, 2005, at 12:29 PM, David Janes wrote:
> I'm going to consider this a little further over Christmas. Right  
> now, the hAtom spec does not define author (or contributor) at the  
> feed level. This is an ommission, but I was concerned with making  
> the minimal set of rules I could make.
> Here's what I was/am thinking:
> - the page also represents feed data; this is the reality of most  
> blogs and there's a nice parsimony in not duplicating the information
> - have you seen a blog where the Author is specified outside the  
> entries (and not in the entries)? I.e. are we inventing edge cases  
> that don't really exist?

Yes. Many personal blogs will have author data in one place on the  
page (like mine, in the footer: http://theryanking.com/blog/).

> That's not to say that what you're suggesting isn't a bad idea:  
> that author/contributor are brought in IF they appear within the feed.


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