[microformats-discuss] a micro micro-format for an' item'

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Oct 13 17:40:04 PDT 2005

On 10/13/05 4:35 PM, "S. Sriram" <ssriram at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: "Kevin Marks" <kmarks at technorati.com>
>> Not sure why you want to converge hReview with blogposts - you can have
>> multiple hReviews in a single post.
> with the advent of tagspaces, the need for human entered
> ad-hoc 'block' demarcation will likely rise. A 'microformat'
> that accomodates that would be useful, not essential.
> At any rate, thank you all for your inputs and for
> listening to the suggestion.

Hi Sriram,

This has certainly been an interesting thread.

In response to your original premise (from the subject)

" micro micro-format for an 'item' "

That's essentially what <li> is in semantic XHTML.  No need to reinvent that
in particular.

If you want to add a hyperlink, and a title, and perhaps even a type
attribute, XOXO will handle all that:


(I think Kevin suggested XOXO, but I wanted to be sure to express the
context of how XOXO addresses your "item" use case).

Beyond that, as David Janes pointed out, you may want to solve for what are
the specific use cases / examples of items, and design from those examples.

As far as superclassing/sublcassing, there is no such notion in
microformats.  The point of microformats is to treat these pieces as
building blocks that are accumulated/aggregated.  I hope that clarifies the



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