[uf-discuss] hAtom

Danny Ayers danny.ayers at gmail.com
Tue Oct 25 19:00:09 PDT 2005

On 10/26/05, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <drernie at opendarwin.org> wrote:

> > I have mentioned this several times over the last several weeks,
> > but read [2] _carefully_ to understand why a generic concept of
> > "content" will _not_ work for marking up blog content.

I couldn't find your relevant arguments at that link, but I do accept
that a generic concept of content won't work. But what is to stop the
naming being like:

<head profile="http://pwns.google.com/hatom">
    <div class="entry">
          <h2 class="title">cat stuff</h2>
           <p class="content">
                <div>this is the business</div>

The profile URI disambiguates, the hAtom profile can refer to the Atom
spec normatively, why do the attributes need to carry something more?

However I don't think it's worth losing sleep over (which I literally
am doing at this point in time ;-) as long as the attribute names used
within the doc are likely to be unique, it doesn't matter what they
are. Use Tantek's unicode wibbly (cedilla?) thing if it looks nice. It
might even be beneficial to do a little namedropping,,,




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