Brainstorming for a Comment Microformat
This is a brainstorm for commentmicroformat. Examples of a comment can be found here comment-examples
Based on the analysis of 25 real world examples, the results can be found at the Comment Analysis section
The following properties occur most regularly across all examples (92% or more)
- author (name)100%
- comment (text) 100%
- published (date) 100%
- author-url (href) 92%
Other achievable elements
- comment-link (a permalink) 40%
If we can indicate that the hAtom entries are also comments, we could add an indicator beside hAtom.
<div class="hfeed hcomment"> hAtom pattern goes here. </div>
Alternatively, we could add
hentry to indicate that the following hentry can be treated also as a comment.
<div class="hentry hcomment"> hEntry pattern goes here. </div>
--Sarven Capadisli 11:59, 25 Sep 2008 (PDT)
- If an hfeed is embedded in an hEntry, that could be enough context to show "these items are replies to the one they're embedded in" singpolyma 12:20, 25 Sep 2008 (PDT)
A user comment (e.g., in blogs, wikis, forms) can be marked as an hAtom since it has a similar content pattern. A way to differentiate an hEntry (e.g., a blog post) from another hEntry (e.g., a user comment) can be done reusing in-reply-to from Atom Threading Extensions. It provides a mechanism to indicate that an entry is a response to another resource. rel="in-reply-to" can indicate that the current hEntry is a reply to another hEntry and has a reference point @href:
<a rel="in-reply-to" href="#comment_20080902144745">Parent</a>
hEntries that use rel="in-reply-to" can be considered as a comment entry in response to a parent entry in the threaded conversation (e.g., in blogs, wikis, forms).
hEntries that are chronologically listed can all use rel="in-reply-to" and refer to the root hEntry (e.g., blog post, form post)
--Sarven Capadisli 21:25, 3 Oct 2008 (PDT)