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Old 11-01-2012, 01:55 PM   #983
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Hi Sue,

What would help the most would be to clearly identify the chapter text and each piece of metadata in the HTML, and to put all the story metadata on the story index page. (We frequently have to parse the author's page, too, to get all the metadata.)

Lengthy examples:
Spoiler:
IE, on each chapter page, instead of just:

Code:
<div>
(chapter text)
</div>
...make it something like:

Code:
<div class="chaptertext">
(chapter text)
</div>
On the chapter index page, instead of

Code:
<div>
<span class="label">Categories:</span> Harry Potter, Star Wars<br />
<span class="label">Genre:</span> Humor, Romance<br />
<span class="label">Word Count:</span> 12,234<br />
</div>
...make it something like:

Code:
<div>
<span class="label">Categories:</span> <span class="category">Harry Potter</span>, <span class="category">Star Wars</span><br />
<span class="label">Genre:</span> <span class="genre">Humor</span>, <span class="genre">Romance</span><br />
<span class="label">Word Count:</span> <span class="wordcount">12,234</span><br />
</div>


When categories/genres/warnings/whatever are already links to a particular category, they're easy to pick out. But it's frequently a pain to pick out the individual bits of metadata with just the human readable labels.

Jim
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