[wp-hackers] Structured Blogging?
awgandrews at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 16:15:35 GMT 2007
On 08/09/2007, Alex Andrews <awgandrews at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 08/09/2007, Stephane Daury <wordpress at tekartist.org> wrote:
> > On Sep 08, 2007, at 7:08, Alex Andrews wrote:
> > > On 08/09/2007, Computer Guru <computerguru at neosmart.net> wrote:
> > >> On 9/8/07, Stephane Daury <wordpress at tekartist.org> wrote:
> > >>>
> > >>> Looking at both projects, I can already see the nightmare this will
> > >>> create with the teeming WP theme ecosystem.
> > >>>
> > >>> From what I see, WP does use microformat in some places (rel for
> > >>> category widgets and such), but since each theme has its own take on
> > >>> the xhtml presentation layer, these plugins have rough seas ahead of
> > >>> them to satisfy their user base.
> > >>>
> > >>> I use microformats where/whenever I can (hcard, hatom, geotag, etc),
> > >>> but at the post and page level in WP, I have found no better way
> > >>> than
> > >>> to stick to the theme and template level for now (coupled with
> > >>> custom
> > >>> fields too).
> > >>
> > >> There's a reason why machine-readable and human-readable content have
> > >> been kept separate all these years.... I still haven't found a
> > >> convincing reason to not just use <link> tags instead..
> > I agree, but you can't have link tags in the body, and it's nice to
> > have things like the post authors data wrapped into an hcard for export.
> > > The Sandbox and derivatives have good microformats support. Though I
> > > am coding haudio into my record company management plugin, I very much
> > > doubt if even 10% of users will use it. Until the standard browser
> > > public become aware, and microformats are default in major browsers, I
> > > see limited takeup. I see the point from a technical and future proof
> > > side, but not so much for a user experience side.
> > The fastest adoption rate I see are sites like the hcard support in
> > Twitter, Flickr, Technorati, etc
> > FF3 (Gran Paradiso) is just in alpha, but the release schedules calls
> > for a code freeze in October 2007 and a first release early November,
> > which isn't that far off.
> > (Aside: what's your record company management plugin? A studio-owning
> > friend of mine might be interested)
> Its called Ribcage and allows you to content manage the elements
> common to any record company eg artists, releases, tracks, and allow
> for the streaming of music (m3u, xsfp), downloading of it and
> purchasing of it as physical releases over paypal. Multiple file types
> for download eg FLAC etc. It is specifically designed for a Creative
> Commons based company I am working on called Records On Ribs, but
> hopefully eventually it will be able to be used by anyone - single
> artists, paid for downloads.
> If you want to throw in with the project (this goes for anyone) I
> would love it, as my skills aren't incredibly hot and I am stuggling
> with doing a good admin interface - I'll set up a Trac etc. Struggling
> in particular with allowing uploads easily and zipping files on the
> fly. GPLed of course.
I've set up a SVN/Trac repository for Ribcage - The Wordpress Record
Label Manager. If anyone wants to chip in, let me know either here or
in a private e-mail.
Any advice or comment on the non-feature complete code would be very
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