[microformats-discuss] A 10 line script to identify and process any microformat

Bud Gibson bud at thecommunityengine.com
Thu Jul 28 16:06:13 PDT 2005

Dear all:

I've been inspired by various microformat scripting efforts (in  
particular George Hotelling's) and have come up with a 10 line  
greasemonkey script that can identify and process any microformatted  
content.  You can access the script here:


The key insight in the script is to use XPath to identify the  
microformatted content.  I provide an explanation of how to modify my  
XPath selector to work with your favorite microformat here:


under the heading:

"How xfolk-colorize works"

It really is as simple as my subject line indicates.  Of course, you  
may want to do rather more complex things with your microformat than  
what I have done, so your final script may be longer.  My goal in  
writing this was to provide a very simple, clear example.  I  
apologize if the rest of the blog post is a little long-winded.  I  
tend to pontificate.


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