martin at weborganics.co.uk
Thu Aug 7 07:45:04 PDT 2008
Glenn Jones wrote:
> You have to be carefully in exploring new options that you don't cause
> issues elsewhere. I think changing duration is a case in point, as it is
> not only used in hAudio, but also in hCalendar and in turn hResume.
Agreed duration is based on
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2445#section-188.8.131.52, I have always had an
issue with this kind of mark-up in microformats this...
...if you stuff it in a title its data injected into a human area!
surely this should be documented as an anti-pattern?, I am not saying
this is wrong, it happens, its just that the data above is the expected
output to a *machine*, which is surely a problem of the parser not the
author to parse this correctly.
Its quite easy to extract PT1H3M42S from the data above because all the
base properties are present @duration=>PT, h=>H, min=>M, s=>S
however I can not change the way duration is currently parsed, so it
may be an idea to change @class="duration" in haudio to
class="interval" although I am unsure if this is sound thinking yet.
documented here http://microformats.org/wiki/ISO-31-1#issues
> Having different datatypes for a property of the same name is very
> problematic. Personally I would not like us to use ISO-8601 for
> hCalendar duration and ISO-31-1 for duration in hAudio. Some parsers do
> try to convert formats into datatypes this could become hellish if we
> use the same property names for different data formats.
> Last but not least you have also just walked into the internalisation
> issue from the "Human and machine readable data format" debate. Not all
> languages use the Arabic numerals ie 0,1,2, 3 etc
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_numerals
> Although most people will understand Arabic numerals and you find them
> mixed in with languages like Chinese, it's still an issue that need
Agreed to a certain extent but I believe that commonly Japanese Numerals
are Written in arabic ?
and I also believe that Arabic numerals are by far the most common form
of Numbering in the world?
I believe we should keep it simple an focus around the Arabic numbering
system for now.
Thanks for your input Glenn :-)
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