[uf-discuss] hAtom 0.1 question: Author

Andreas Haugstrup solitude at solitude.dk
Thu Mar 9 05:31:05 PST 2006

Hello hAtom wisemen,

I want to change my blog output to be hAtom compatible. It looks pretty  
straightforward, but I have a question about author information.

I don't sign my name with every blog entry. I'm just me on my blog and I  
don't see the point. Looking at hAtom it seems that Entry Author is  
optional, but then it also says:

"if the Entry Author is missing
  - find the Nearest In Parent <address> element(s) with class name author  
and that is/are a valid hCard
  - otherwise the entry is invalid hAtom"

The Nearest In Parent link points to a page I don't really understand  
(being a non-programmer) <URL:  
http://microformats.org/wiki/algorithm-nearest-in-parent >

My blog is at <URL: http://www.solitude.dk/ >. Would I be correct in  
assuming that if I change the link on my name at the top to an hCard then  
the author requirement of hAtom is satisfied?

Also does this mean that if I one day choose to omit my name from my blog  
front page I cannot have a valid hAtom front page? Is this intended? I'm  
not sure I want to leave that top box on every page, but I would also like  
my blog to be valid hAtom...

Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen
<URL: http://www.solitude.dk/ >
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