[microformats-discuss] RFC: Thoughts on Video and Audio Microformats

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Mon Oct 17 18:12:14 PDT 2005

Hi Charles,

Well, you certainly get a creativity point for finding a use for 'urn':

> The HTML anchor element has a urn attribute (which as far as I  
> know, no one ever really used). We can use this to bind anchors --  
> <a> tags -- together; to show that they link to the same thing.

That's certainly something I've wondered about -- how to optimally  
group together alternates.  The problem, though, is that this doesn't  
give any way to discriminate between the various choices, since all  
we know is that they're nominally identical..

There's a fairly common pattern of presenting multiple  
representations of the same document, but I don't if we've settled on  
the optimal one.  I'm still leaning towards something like:

<ol class="pickOne">
<li class="default"><a href="http://blah/1.mov"><abbr  
title="12812312">big (hi-res)</abbr></a></li>
<li><a href="http://blah/2.mov"><abbr title="2812312">small (lo-res)</ 

That is, use "pickOne" to indicate a choice, "default" to indicate  
the preferred, and abbr's "title" for a numeric size indicator  
(preferably bytes).

Does that make sense? Lisa, have you found anything better?

-- Ernie P.

On Oct 17, 2005, at 2:30 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:

> Hello,
> This is my first real post to this mailing list.  (Although I
> previously posted in the thread with the subject "welcome new
> subscribers!" at
> <http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2005- 
> October/001252.html>.
>  But this post doesn't have anything to do with the content of that
> post.)
> Generally before I post to a mailing list, I usually first read as
> much as the archive as I can so that I don't post in ignorance; and
> don't ask questions that have been already answered.  But, I've been
> very busy the last while, and I haven't been able to do that.  So I do
> apologise for posting without doing so.  And am basing what I've said
> on what I've read on the wiki.
> I'd like to get comments on some of the Microformats I plan on using
> in my "Internet TV" related projects (before I use them in the wild).
> Specifically, I'd like to get people's comments on the following
> article that I wrote:
>     Thoughts on Video and Audio Microformats
>     http://changelog.ca/log/2005/10/16/ 
> thoughts_on_video_and_audio_microformats
> I would just include the text here, but there is alot of HTML
> formatted text.  (And I know alot of people hate HTML e-mails.)  And
> it is quite long.
> Any comments would be appreciated.
> Thanks.
> See ya
> --
>      Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
>      charles @ reptile.ca
>      supercanadian @ gmail.com
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