[uf-new] news format

Jonathan Malek jonathan.malek at gmail.com
Mon Aug 24 09:34:50 PDT 2009

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been adding information to various pages:


There have also been a couple of discussions (or just announcements)
on IRC, if you've missed them:

http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/microformats/20090819 (August 19th)
http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/microformats/20090818 (August 18th)
http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/microformats/20090731 (July 31st)

Here's a copy of the problem statement from the /news page:

While there are dozens of formats used on thousands of news sites,
there is no single standardized format for presentation of news on the
web. Having a standardized news format for web publishing would
significantly benefit readers, aggregators, search engines and
researchers alike. With no standard format for news, search engines
are forced to parse unstructured data, and errors can be costly (see
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2008/09/six-year-old-st/ [Wired.com],

Looking forward to your feedback.

Jonathan Malek

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