[microformats-discuss] Video Pop-up Link Maker

Kevin Marks kmarks at technorati.com
Wed Oct 12 16:23:17 PDT 2005

On Oct 12, 2005, at 3:02 AM, David Janes -- BlogMatrix wrote:

> Joshua Kinberg wrote:
>> This is not the most semantically structured markup in the world, but
>> if you simply add rel="enclosure" and a few other attributes to the
>> <a> tag, then you've got something like this:
>> <a href=[URL of video] title=[title of video] type=[mime-type] 
>> rel="enclosure">
>> <img src=[URL of thumbnail image] class="thumbnail" />
>> </a>
> I like this, it makes sense and it's more (in the preceeding 
> paragraph) about HTML than microformats. I'm going to make the next 
> upgrade of the BlogMatrix software provide this as best as possible. 
> Which brings me to (loose thought of the morning) this proposal:

I do like that they are using rel="enclosure"
> The Microformat Prime Directive: Fully Exploit XHTML -- after that, we 
> can talk about microformats.
>> Some people embed the videos in their blog posts, but not many do that
>> as it requires a greater facility with HTML.

These two fit together too - the <embed> and <object> syntaxes are 
examples of using XHTML to represent metadata too - in particular 
mimetypes and player signatures are required in them to make them work, 
so they have a better chance of being correct than the superfluous ones 
in links.

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