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h-as was an attempt to explicitly map ActivityStreams vocabulary 1:1 to microformats, and has been largely abandoned since it somewhat duplicates existing h-entry functionality, and also encourages explicit post typing which post creation UIs have largely abandoned in favor of more user-flexible optional properties, and post type discovery for any consuming code that claims to need explicit types.

Old Examples

  • h-as-note
  • h-as-article
  • h-as-photo
  • h-as-checkin
  • h-as-reply
  • h-as-rsvp
  • ... etc.


How did h-as-* happen in the first place? Here's a brief background:

  • User:Tantek.com: One thought is to use microformats2 root class names for object types as we publish them. I've been using "as-note" and "as-article" on my "h-entry" elements for some time (note related 2011 post about "as-*" classnames[1]), but as of 13:27, 12 October 2012 (PDT) was considering switching to using h-as-note and h-as-article instead (as they're really indicating "subtypes" of an h-entry), and as of 2012-10-26 have done so per the FSWS2012 session on ActivityStreams and microformats2[2]. Tantek 09:13, 30 October 2012 (PDT)
    • I'll likely add "h-as-reply" and "h-as-rsvp" as I add those post types. Currently they're just styling hooks, though one could conceivably use them as part of a h-entry -> ActivityStreams(Atom or JSON) converter. - Tantek 11:31, 9 May 2013 (PDT)
      • In practice I found no need for "h-as-reply". They're just notes that I can display specially as replies if they happen to have a rel-in-reply-to link. Tantek 09:03, 25 June 2013 (PDT)
      • I'm leaning towards removing all h-as-* class names as they don't seem to have helped with anything, and less is more. UIs are also moving away from explicit post typing. Tantek 12:44, 15 March 2015 (PDT)
  • User:Waterpigs.co.uk: I am publishing my notes and articles with h-as-note and h-as-article, as well as using u-as-downstream-duplicate for downstream duplicate URIs (example) ----
  • User:benwerd.com: I'm using "h-as-note" and "h-as-article" in idno, with more to follow. I'm particularly interested in h-as-event in combination with webmention attendance reports.
  • User:jeena.net: I'm using "h-as-photo" in addition to h-entry for my photo entries.
  • ...

Previously elsewhere:

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