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Re: The cite and pubdate attributes

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 16:40:32 +0300
Cc: Lachlan Hunt <lachlan.hunt@lachy.id.au>, Toby A Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>, Joe D Williams <joedwil@earthlink.net>, Bruce Lawson <brucel@opera.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-Id: <4B65BD7E-FFF7-40DF-856A-F0008C8088E6@iki.fi>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On Aug 15, 2009, at 14:16, Ian Hickson wrote:

> pubdate="" on <article> is solving the problem that there's no other  
> way
> to associate a publication date with a blog entry in HTML, in  
> particular
> to allow for conversion to Atom.


What about making the <article> an item and using a pre-defined  
itemprop on the <time>?

About the use case itself: Is there implementor interest in  
implementing the consumption of HTML documents that aren't under the  
control of the implementor as feeds by mapping the documents to Atom  
semantics per the rules in the spec?

(I, for one, have some severely legacy software that runs as a cron  
job and generated by blog feed from HTML files, but the process  
requires no spec, since the software is sensitive to conventions I  
enforce on myself, so there's no need for interop with anyone else's  
conventions.)

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Henri Sivonen
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