Blog Archive for the 'This Week in Microformats' Category

This Week in Microformats – April 7th-13th

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

On the wiki

  • Toby Inkster has compiled a document on transforming XFN into FOAF

On the µf-Discuss mailing list

On the web

  • The quite excellent Optimus transformer and validator tool (supporting all major microformats) has been updated to 0.5.1.
  • Fuzzbot is a Mozilla Firefox extension to expose microformat and RDFa data within pages.

This weeks’s bulletin was put together with contributions from Toby Inkster. To contribute to the next issue, please edit the wiki page. Thanks!

This Week in Microformats – March 31st–April 6th

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

On the µf-Discuss mailing list

On the web

Face-to-Face Events

This weeks’s bulletin was put together with contributions from Frances Berriman, Toby Inkster, Tantek Çelik, Gerald Bauer, David Janes and Brian Suda. To contribute to the next issue, please edit the wiki page. Thanks!

This Fortnight in Microformats – March 17th–30th

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

On the wiki

  • New profiles have been produced for more microformats. These can be optionally placed in the head element of a page to indicate the use of particular microformats.
  • We’ve reorganised the wiki todo list, so it should be clearer to see what we’re all working towards. 

On the µf-Discuss mailing list

On the µf-New mailing list

  • Work on hListing is going to resume shortly — Anyone interesting in marking up listings for classifieds and product listings

On the web

This fortnight’s bulletin was put together with contributions from Frances Berriman, Toby Inkster, Tantek Çelik and Gerald Bauer. To contribute to the next issue, please edit the this-week-2008-03-31 wiki page. Thanks!

This Week in Microformats – March 10th

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

On the wiki

  • Along with the revival of our ‘This Week in Microformats’ posts, they are now drafted live and in public on the wiki. You can make your own contributions for next week’s post. We hope this will make it easier to keep these updates coming out regularly. Next weeks post is drafted at ThisWeek/2008-03-17 on the wiki

From uf-discuss

Developments on uf-new

On the web

This week’s entry was put together with contributions from Ben Ward, David Janes and Gerald Bauer.

This Fortnight in Microformats

A bumper round up of microformats from 4th–17th December 2006

New implementations

  • Alex Faaborg of Mozilla Labs has announced availability of ‘Operator’, a Firefox extension written by Michael Kaply at IBM (download from Firefox Add‑ons). Operator detects hCard, hCalendar, geo, hReview and rel-tag and allows you to combine those microformats with desktop applications and web services such as Google Maps and Yahoo! Calendar. Alex has also written some accompanying introductions to microformats and collected comments in mozilla.apps.dev.firefox.
  • Also for Firefox, the popular Tails extension has been updated to 0.3.6.
  • Nick Peters has written a Greasemonkey script called Social xFolk to highlight xFolk microformatted bookmarks. It appends ‘Add to Delicious’ and ‘Add to Magnolia’ buttons in the page.

On the Wiki

From uf-discuss

  • Ted Drake is interested to see if the recipes microformat brainstorming can move on with a request for real-world examples and experiments
  • With Mars and the Moon getting in the news, Andy Mabbett has redrawn attention to the Mars and Luna extensions to Geo.
  • Jason Garber asked about rel=”muse” in XFN, wanting a means to indicate professional respect towards a person, rather than ‘romantic’ respect. For clarification, that category of values in XFN is ‘romantic’ as-in ‘romanticism’, and are not intentionally restricted to love-interest.
  • Off the back this XFN discussion came discussion about a so-called ‘XPN’ (an ‘XHTML Professionals Network’ microformat). In response to this, there’s interest in identifying real-world implementations that could benefit by publishing professional relationships (think employee/employer, clients, sub-contractors and so forth). If you are involved with or know of sites that could harness such distributed professional networking, please get in touch on the list.
  • Taylor Cowan is looking for more semantic detail on Q&A mark-up; going beyond the humble definition list. As usual, real-world examples are collected on the wiki and discussion should take place on the list.

On the web

  • Following the healthy bloom of new cheat-sheets Brian Suda has updated his Microformats Cheatsheet PDF.
  • Roger L Costello has created a comprehensive hCard presentation (using S5). Not only does it provide an introduction to using hCard it also provides detail on use of class="value" for properties, and the flexibility enabled by an oft‑overlooked feature.

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