Recently in microformats (July edition)

‘This Week in Microformats’ is a summary of notable microformats activity from the mailing lists, wiki, events and the wider web.

On the wiki

  • Din Neville has been working hard this week, updating the Russian translation of the wiki. Thank you, Din.
  • datetime-design-pattern contains documentation and discussion of alternative patterns to represent dates and times.
  • The parsers page has fallen a little out of date. If you’d like to help update it with links to current available parsers, please help!
  • There’s a new html5 page to track changes in HTML5 which will affect microformats (both positive and negative). Not that these issues don’t affect parsing now, and won’t do until HTML5 is stable.

On the mailing lists

Discuss and Dev have been very busy with discussion around the abbr datetime pattern, there’s a lot of it and the threads cross over quite a lot. The core of these discussions should be documented on the wiki on the aforementioned page over the course of this week. The main threads are in the archive page for µf-dev and the archive page for µf-discuss

Other discussions:

On the web


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3 Responses to “Recently in microformats (July edition)”

  1. Darren :

    I have a proposal regarding a new microFormat, how do I go about getting it authorised and implemented.

    I am also a little hazy on how I go about presenting it, do I just send you guys an example of code with some explanations??

    Darren Mackintosh

    September 30th, 2008 at 1:17 am

  2. Teodoru Adrian Bogdan :


    I read about “rel=me” but i can’t see to understand the use of it, and i was wondering if you could elaborate the blog post.


    December 4th, 2008 at 9:03 am

  3. Ben Ward :

    Hi Darren.

    New microformats are developed through the microformats process, through which existing examples are gathered, a format developed and a specification written. Have a read there, and that should help you understand how to get started on a new microformat.


    May 12th, 2009 at 12:16 am