[uf-discuss] Microformats Cheatsheet
brian.suda at gmail.com
Mon May 8 12:28:47 PDT 2006
One of the common questions when people are implementing microformats is
that they are not sure what properties are available and/or which are
required. The specs are pretty good about explaining what properties are
REQUIRED, OPTIONAL and their cardinality (0-1, 0-*, 1-*, once).
I know the Wiki also has a chart with all the existing class names to
help everyone know what is available and a brief description of each
I have tried to combine both the specs and the chart to a single 'cheat
sheet' for all the common microformats. This is a single page document
that describes both elemental microformats (XFN, RelTag, etc) and
compound microformats. I have attempted to show all of the available
properties, their hierarchy (what is a child/parent of what), if they
are required or optional, and if they are available multiple times, etc.
I also have a chart that shows which properties are available with which
microformats - it is not as detailed as the Wiki (this is a "study aid"
and does not replace knowing what each item means - and besides, i am
cramming this onto a single sheet space is at a premium)
Please have a look and let me know your feedback, i'm open to
suggestions - it is still a very early iteration so if you find mistakes
let me know and i'll correct them. (There have been requests to make
this an HTML document, and i probably will, but for a first run i can
get more minute control if i make things PDFs, as well, any changes will
get folded back into the wiki page)
This isn't meant to replace the information on the wiki, but to condense
and supplement it. I hope this print out can help folks better visualize
some of these more complex microformats.
 - http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-classes
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