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Re: Microdata vocabulary specifications

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 09:26:30 +0200
Message-ID: <4AC99FA6.3050105@gmx.de>
To: Toby Inkster <tai@g5n.co.uk>
CC: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>, Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org
Toby Inkster wrote:
> ...
> 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
 > ...

An empty atom:author element doesn't make the Atom feed conforming.

 > ...
> <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?

Well, there's also meta/@name=author, but that would also need to be 
pulled into HTML5, and require clarification on the format (multiple 
instances, delimiters...).

BR, Julian
Received on Monday, 5 October 2009 07:27:14 UTC

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