[uf-new] Microformats on YouTube

Sarven Capadisli csarven at gmail.com
Tue Jul 29 17:52:34 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 6:54 PM, Greg Schechter <schechter at google.com> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I'm an engineer at YouTube and we would like to add microformats to
> our site.  I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on the best
> way to go about adding microformats to our site.  I'm very new to the
> idea of microformats, so any suggestions on what we should be putting
> into the site would be very helpful.

Hi Greg,

For: http://youtube.com/watch?v=Nz3lXu3VxVg

* Related Videos, Text Comments and Promoted Videos should be a list
(ul, ol). Assign XOXO to root ul, ol. [1]
* hAtom for "Write here, right now" video, and each Related Videos,
Text Comments, Promoted Videos. [2]
* hCards for every username. [3]
* On "previous" and "next" anchors, assign rel-prev and rel-next. [4]
* Use <address> for the YouTube logo. Assign hCard, rel-home, rel-me,
rel-bookmark, rel-note as well. [4]

* You can use these concepts on other pages as well. Like the user
profile can contain the vCard of the user.

[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/xoxo
[2] http://microformats.org/wiki/hAtom
[3] http://microformats.org/wiki/hCard
[4] http://microformats.org/wiki/existing-rel-values

That would be a good start IMO.

Sarven Capadisli

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