[microformats-discuss] Discovery of microformats

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Tue Jul 12 14:13:46 PDT 2005

On Jul 12, 2005, at 12:32 PM, Ryan King wrote:

> On Jul 12, 2005, at 11:41 AM, Joshua Porter wrote:
>> In trying to understand why I should, as a developer, produce  
>> microformat code, I realized that I don't know how to find out  
>> which sites use microformats and which don't.  (Tantek's pointer  
>> on microformats.org the other day reminded me of this)
>> How would I (or my browsing/aggregating software) discover that a  
>> site is using microformats?

Actually, before getting into that, I should have asked: "What do you  
mean by 'auto-discovery'?" In other words, give us a particular use- 


> A couple of ways:
> 1. You could tell it that there are microformats there. :)
> 2. The UA could parse the page, looking for microformats that it  
> knows about.
> 3. Profile URL- microformats can have a profile url, which is in  
> the profile attribute of the head element.
> spec: http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/struct/global.html#h-7.4
> example:http://gmpg.org/xmdp/description
> -ryan

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