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= History Examples =
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<entry-title> History Examples </entry-title>
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Per the microformats [[process]] this is an [[examples]] page documenting existing real world examples of historical information published on the Web, towards the development of a [[history-effort|history microformat]].
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Per the microformats [[process]] this is an [[examples]] page documenting existing real world examples of historical information published on the Web.
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== The Problem ==
== The Problem ==
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History seeks to show and explain change over time. With that in mind, how should we mark up content that has specific historical contexts, meanings, and/or values?
History seeks to show and explain change over time. With that in mind, how should we mark up content that has specific historical contexts, meanings, and/or values?
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In particular, hCalendar, which can otherwise be used for marking up historic events, lacks the capability to record vague dates and eras such as "circa 1950", "17th century" "Jurassic period" , "middle ages" and so on.
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In particular, [[hcalendar|hCalendar]], which can otherwise be used for marking up historic events, lacks the capability to record vague dates and eras such as:
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* "circa 1950"
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* "17th century"  
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* "Jurassic period"  
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* "middle ages"
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* "late November" and so on.
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Likewise, hCard does not yet have facilities for "flourished" often used in biographies of historical figures whose birth-date is not known) and "baptised" (used in genealogy); but [[vcard-suggestions#Alternative_dates|these have been proposed]]
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Likewise, [[hcard|hCard]] does not have facilities for "flourished" and other [[genealogy]] related details.
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== Participants ==
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* [http://clioweb.org Jeremy Boggs]
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* [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]]
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== Real-World Examples ==
== Real-World Examples ==
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==== Tools for Timelines ====
==== Tools for Timelines ====
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*[http://heml.org/heml-cocoon/ Historical Event and Markup Linking (HEML) Project] includes an "XML schema for historical events which describes the events' participants, dates, location and keywords; the schema associates these with source materials in print or on the web" and "XSLT stylesheets that combine conforming documents and generate lists, maps and graphical timelines out of them."
*[http://heml.org/heml-cocoon/ Historical Event and Markup Linking (HEML) Project] includes an "XML schema for historical events which describes the events' participants, dates, location and keywords; the schema associates these with source materials in print or on the web" and "XSLT stylesheets that combine conforming documents and generate lists, maps and graphical timelines out of them."
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==== HTML-based Timelines ====
==== HTML-based Timelines ====
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* [http://meyerweb.com/eric/browsers/timeline-structured.html Browser History Timeline] - Eric Meyer uses a table to show the history of browser version releases comparatively.
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* [http://www.gyford.com/phil/timeline/ Phil Gyford's CV as a timeline]
* [http://www.gyford.com/phil/timeline/ Phil Gyford's CV as a timeline]
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*[http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/club/chrono.htm West Midland Bird Club history]
*[http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/club/chrono.htm West Midland Bird Club history]
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** As of 2008-01-16, marked up with [[hcalendar|hCalendar]] microformats. [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]] 14:49, 16 Jan 2008 (PST)
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**Also: [http://www.westmidlandbirdclub.com/club/older.htm List of Older Bird Clubs]
*[http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/timeline.htm History of the Baseball Uniform Timeline] from the National Baseball Hall of Fame
*[http://www.baseballhalloffame.org/exhibits/online_exhibits/dressed_to_the_nines/timeline.htm History of the Baseball Uniform Timeline] from the National Baseball Hall of Fame
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==== Places ====
==== Places ====
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==Searching==
==Searching==
*[http://www.timesearch.info/ Time search] time-based search engine (requires Javascript)
*[http://www.timesearch.info/ Time search] time-based search engine (requires Javascript)
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== Existing Practices ==
== Existing Practices ==
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== See Also ==
== See Also ==
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*[[history-brainstorming]]
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{{history-related-pages}}
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* [[lifestream]]

Current revision

Per the microformats process this is an examples page documenting existing real world examples of historical information published on the Web, towards the development of a history microformat.

Contents

The Problem

History seeks to show and explain change over time. With that in mind, how should we mark up content that has specific historical contexts, meanings, and/or values?

In particular, hCalendar, which can otherwise be used for marking up historic events, lacks the capability to record vague dates and eras such as:

Likewise, hCard does not have facilities for "flourished" and other genealogy related details.

Real-World Examples

Historical Timelines

Tools for Timelines

HTML-based Timelines

Image and Flash-based Timelines

Image and flash-based timelines are included to get a sense of what content might be included, even though the content isn't marked up in these examples.

Historical Maps

Tools

Map Sites

General History Sites

Reference

Bloggers and Weblogs

Museums and Exhibits

Types of Historical Information

Dates and Time Periods

Centuries
Decades
Days

Events

People, Biographies, and Profiles

Most biographical profiles provide dates of birth and death, detail important events with which the person was involved, and outline general historical contexts in which the person lived and participated.

The following timelines provide a comparative list of the timeframes in which select political leaders around the world were in power:

Places

Searching

Existing Practices

See Also

History Examples was last modified: Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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