[wp-hackers] Any chance of the "Kubrick vs hReview" patch being accepted prior to WP 2.0 release?

Phillip Pearson pp at myelin.co.nz
Tue Dec 20 23:27:56 GMT 2005

>> BTW, I've also been talking to David Janes about getting hAtom 
>> (http://microformats.org/wiki/hatom) support into WP 2.0.  This would 
>> require renaming the "entry" and "content" classes in Kubrick, as 
>> hAtom uses "entry" to wrap a post, and "content" to wrap the post 
>> content/description.  I can do a patch for this if this is an 
>> acceptable sort of change...?
> I'm curious where these microformat guys get off absconding with 
> fairly standard class names for use in their microformats.  
> "decription"? "entry"?  "content"?  They seem pretty common to many 
> purposes.
> I'm not thoroughly versed in the use of microformats, but it seems 
> this could lead to a lot of false positives in a search.  If someone 
> pointed a microformat scanner at a default Kubrick blog, for example, 
> it might come back with false positives.
> So educate me- What does the microformat syntax provide to prevent 
> this from happening?  After all, my use of "description" as a CSS 
> class name predates any microformat.

Usually the more specific classes (which always have VERY common names) 
have to occur inside a container with a less common name.  In hAtom's 
case, the outer class name is "feed", which is less common.

(It's "hreview" for hReview, "vevent" for hCalendar, etc.)

So a minimal page marked up with hAtom might look like:

<div class="feed">
    <div class="entry" id="id of entry">
    <h3><a href="url of entry" rel="bookmark">title goes here</a></h3>
    <div class="content">entry contents go in here</div>

And a minimal hReview would be:

<div class="hreview">
    <p class="item fn">Name of thing being reviewed</p>
    <div class="description">Review goes here</div>

The problems arise when you try to mark up existing HTML with 
microformats, because the microformat authors always choose such generic 
names ("item", "description", "content", "entry", etc)....


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