[uf-discuss] Signalling use of microformats?

brian suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Thu Feb 9 07:06:46 PST 2006

The HTML HEAD Profile attribute alerts applications to the potential
presence of microformats.[1,2]


[1] - http://www.gmpg.org/xmdp/
[2] -

Angus McIntyre wrote:
> Is there a way to indicate - for the benefit of robots, for example -
> that a given web page contains markup that conforms to one or more
> microformats? I'm imagining something along the lines of:
>     <meta name="microformats" content="tag hAtom xFolk" />
> Obviously, a robot would be free to scan any page to see if it
> contained content in a format it's interested in, but a 'hint' of this
> kind might allow the robot to prioritise processing of pages that the
> author claims contain information in a specific format.
> Useful? Or superfluous?
> Angus
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