[uf-discuss] hAtom draft - utility of feeds

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Wed Dec 28 14:36:27 PST 2005

John Panzer wrote:
> Yes.  Although entry content at src="http://example.org/comments/feed/1138" 
> is allowed by the Atom 1.0 spec.  How does content at src get translated in 
> hAtom?  (The Wiki doesn't give any details on this.)
> <a href="http://example.org/comments/feed/1138" 
> class="content">Comments</a> wouldn't exactly match the intent of 
> content at src, which is intended to imply inline processing.  But maybe 
> that's a nitpick.

hAtom -- at this point -- is only taking the subset of Atom definitions 
that are commonly used on weblogs. There are several reasons for this, 
one being the starting point of creating a microformat for weblog posts 
(rather than a translation for Atom into HTML), documenting the need for 
what elements are to be used through examples, and not least keeping the 
project manageable.

Thus, hAtom won't give you a good set of rules for turning an arbitrary 
Atom feed into HTML.

Regards, etc...

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