[microformats-discuss] Correct Microformat method for citations?

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Sep 8 10:20:22 PDT 2005

On Sep 8, 2005, at 7:05 AM, Joshua Kinberg wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm one of the developers of FireANT, an RSS video aggregator.
> In our next release, we want to include a feature that will let users
> re-blog items. We intend to do this by popping up a box with code for
> the user to copy-paste into their blog (too much hassle to deal with
> blogging APIs). I would like this copy-paste code to be as
> well-structured as possible. One thing I'd like to include is a link
> to the original source with the appropriate microformat mark-up. But,
> I'm a little confused after reading this:
> < http://microformats.org/wiki/citation-brainstorming >
> Is the correct syntax, rel="cite"?
> Did rel="via" get dropped somewhere? I had thought that was the
> correct way to do it...
> What about <cite>? How does that fit in the picture?

The above document is really just brainstorming. We haven't really  
reached any conclusions on it.

There are, however some constructs in (X)HTML to help with this:  
<cite> and <blockquote cite="...">.

see http://tantek.com/presentations/2005/03/elementsofxhtml/#slide8  
for an example.


> Anyway, just trying to figure out which is the most correct form so
> that I can implement it...
> Thanks,
> Josh
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Ryan King
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