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Re: Microdata vocabulary specifications

From: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 5 Oct 2009 08:12:19 +0100
Message-Id: <8C089D56-51EA-4056-B585-9BAED24E15B1@g5n.co.uk>
Cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
On 4 Oct 2009, at 12:44, Ian Hickson wrote:

> Incidentaly, a side-effect of this is that the HTML-to-Atom conversion
> algorithm can no longer output valid Atom. It used to rely on the  
> vCard
> vocabulary to get the value of <author>, but this is no longer  
> possible
> since there's no reference to the vocabulary specs.


An empty <atom:author> could be provided by the algorithm, though  
this by itself is not useful. <link rel="author" could be used to add  
an <atom:url> or <atom:email> to the <atom:author>.

That said, the weak semantics of rel="author" become a slight problem  
here. If there are multiple rel="author" links, does that indicate  
multiple authors, or multiple links for the same author, or even  
several authors each with several links?

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Toby A Inkster
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