[microformats-discuss] Correct Microformat method for citations?

Andreas Haugstrup solitude at solitude.dk
Mon Sep 26 03:15:11 PDT 2005

On Thu, 08 Sep 2005 16:05:08 +0200, Joshua Kinberg <jkinberg at gmail.com>  

> 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?

I'm speaking in a blogging context. If you're "reblogging" - that is  
reposting an item in its entirety - then you're not quoting or citing. So  
you should not create a second permalink, but make this "reblogging" entry  
in such a way that it has a permalink pointing to the original source.

- Andreas
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