[uf-discuss] Dublin Core as a microformat (was: Re: xfn and biographies)

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Wed Jan 30 12:20:27 PST 2008

In message <0F667B0C-8A0D-4345-AF3B-D6D191BA3F38 at eatyourgreens.org.uk>,
Jim O'Donnell <jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk> writes

>Has anyone done any work on simple microformat class names based on
>the Dublin Core element set?

[belated response]

That's an area I'd be interested (as someone required to use DC in my
professional work)  in pursuing.

Some groundwork has been done. See this Google search for "rel=schema.*"
on <http://dublincore.org>:


and, since there is clearly a schema already in existence, a piece of
hidden metadata such as:

        <meta name="DC.publisher" content="Acme Inc.">

easily becomes publishable as:

        <span class="DC.publisher">Acme Inc.</span>

or, inside another microformat, say hCard:

        <span class="DC.publisher fn org">Acme Inc.</span>

Note also that Dublin Core provides a range of pre-existing
vocabularies, which might e re-usable (without the dc. prefix) where
names are needed for classes in other microformats. For example, the DC
type "sound" might be useful at the lowest level of hAudio

Andy Mabbett

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