[uf-discuss] hMedia microformat proposal

Chris Newell chris.newell at rd.bbc.co.uk
Thu Feb 8 08:30:39 PST 2007

At 16:05 08/02/2007, Brian Suda wrote:
>On 2/8/07, Chris Newell <chris.newell at rd.bbc.co.uk> wrote:
>>I would like to propose a microformat to describe media files and media streams. In particular, groups of files or streams which represent the same content but with different encoding formats.
>>A suitable starting point for this could be Media RSS (http://search.yahoo.com/mrss).
>Firstly, we have a new mailing list for new formats:


I've also found there is a "Media Info" microformat proposal that encompasses this requirement but has greater overall scope. It looks like it could be a major task.

>secondly, i have looked at mrss in the past. (To me) It is just RSS
>with a few additional elements. I would suggest that you look into
>hAtom and use the built in semantics of HTML and use the
>rel="alternative" for the different formats, and then the <a>
>element's TYPE attribute to describe the media type. This is done
>already in XOXO->OPML with a TYPE attribute of "application/rss"

Thanks - this is all useful. However TYPE can't convey all the information needed such as bit-rate.


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