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<h1>Microformats Wiki</h1>
'''Hello!''' Welcome to the microformats wiki. If this is your first visit, please see the [[introduction]] page.
Please read [[how-to-play]] before making any edits.
Please read [[process]] before proposing any new microformats.
==Getting Started==
[[what-are-microformats|What are microformats]]? [[what-can-you-do-with-microformats|What can you do with them]]?
The [http://microformats.org/about/ about page], [http://microformats.org/ latest news], plus recent [[press]], [[presentations]], [[podcasts]], and [[screencasts]] are also good places for some background information. Our [[cheatsheets]] are handy if you need a quick reminder about a particular microformat.
Frequently asked questions about the wiki and microformats in general are answered in the [[faq|FAQ]], and there is a [[glossary]].
Want to learn more in person? Check out [[events|microformats events]].
One popular definition from our [http://microformats.org/discuss/ mailing list] (see also: [[mailing-lists]]) is "simple conventions for embedding semantics in HTML to enable decentralized development." More precisely, microformats can be defined as:
:simple conventions
:for embedding semantic markup
::for a specific problem domain
:in human-readable (X)HTML/XML documents, Atom/RSS feeds, and "plain" XML
::that normalize existing content usage patterns
::using brief, descriptive class names
::often based on existing interoperable standards
:to enable decentralized development
::of resources, tools, and services
Simply put: "Microformats are a codification of convention." -- [http://easy-reader.net Aaron Gustafson]
"Or do you just use your browser to browse? That's so 20th century." -- [http://diveintomark.org Mark Pilgrim]
== How to contribute ==
Do you want to help take microformats to the next level?  You can:
*Check out our open [[to-do|to do list]] for things to help get done.
*Join the [http://microformats.org/discuss mailing lists] and [[irc|IRC Channel]] to learn and help answer questions about microformats.
*[[advocacy|Advocate]] the use of microformats.
*help to [[Main_Page#microformats_wiki_in_other_languages|translate the microformats wiki into other languages]] to make microformats globally accessible.
== Specifications ==
[[microformats|Microformats]] open standards specifications (see also: [[implementations]])
* [[hcalendar|hCalendar]] - [http://microformats.org/code/hcalendar/creator hcalendar creator]
* [[hcard|hCard]] - [http://microformats.org/code/hcard/creator hcard creator]
* [[rel-license]]
* [[rel-nofollow]]
* [[rel-tag]]
* [[vote-links|VoteLinks]]
* [http://gmpg.org/xfn/ XFN] (see also: [[xfn-implementations]])
* [http://gmpg.org/xmdp/ XMDP]
* [[xoxo|XOXO]]
== Drafts ==
* [[adr|adr]]
* [[geo|geo]]
* [[hatom|hAtom]]
* [[hresume|hResume]]
* [[hreview|hReview]] - [http://microformats.org/code/hreview/creator hreview creator]
* [[rel-directory]]
* [[rel-enclosure]]
* [[rel-home]]
* [[relpayment-research | rel-payment]]
* [[robots-exclusion|Robots Exclusion]]
* [[xfolk|xFolk]]
== Design Patterns ==
{{design_patterns}} <!-- this can be edited in /wiki/Template:design_patterns -->
== Exploratory Discussions ==
Research and analysis of real-world [[examples]], existing formats, and brainstorming to motivate the microformat. Please check [[rejected-formats]] before making additions.
*alternates [[alternates-brainstorming|alternates brainstorming]], [[alternates-examples|alternates examples]]
* blog description [[blog-description-examples|blog description examples]]
* blog info [[blog-info-examples|blog info examples]]
* blog post [[blog-post-examples|examples]], [[blog-post-formats|blog post formats]], and [[blog-post-brainstorming|blog post brainstorming]] (yielded the [[hatom|hAtom]] draft)
* book [[book-examples|book examples]], [[book-formats|book formats]], and [[book-brainstorming|book brainstorming]]
* chat [[chat-examples|chat examples]], [[chat-formats|chat formats]], and [[chat-brainstorming|chat brainstorming]]
* citation [[citation|citation effort]], [[citation-examples|citation examples]], [[citation-formats|citation formats]], [[citation-brainstorming|citation brainstorming]], and [[citation-faq|citation FAQ]]
* comment [[comment-problem|comment problem]], [[comment-examples|comment examples]], and [[comments-formats|comment formats]] (Some stuff needs to be extracted from [[comments-formats]])
* [[collection-description|collection description]] {{NewMarker}}
* [[course-catalog]]; [[course-catalog-examples]] {{NewMarker}}
* [[currency]]; [[currency-examples]]; [[currency-brainstorming]]; [[currency-proposal]]; [[currency-issues]]
* directions [[directions-examples|directions examples]] {{NewMarker}}
* directory inclusion [[directory-inclusion-examples|directory inclusion examples]], [[directory-inclusion-formats|directory inclusion formats]]. (see also [[rel-directory]])
* distributed conversation [[distributed-conversation|distributed conversation overview]], [[distributed-conversation-brainstorming|distributed conversation brainstorming]], [[distributed-conversation-examples|distributed conversation examples]], and [[distributed-conversation-formats|distributed conversation formats]]
* forms [[forms-examples|forms examples]]
* genealogy [[genealogy-formats|genealogy examples]]
* group [[group-brainstorming|group brainstorming]] and [[group-examples|group examples]]
* items [[items-brainstorming|items brainstorming]] and [[items-examples|items examples]
* hash [[hash-examples|hash examples]]
* job listing [[job-listing-examples|job listing examples]] and [[job-listing-brainstorming|job listing brainstorming]]
* last modified [[last-modified-examples|last modified examples]], [[last-modified-formats|last modified formats]], and [[last-modified-brainstorming|last modified brainstorming]]
* hListing [[hlisting-proposal|hListing proposal]], and [[hlisting-feedback|hListing feedback]]
** Also, listing [[listing-examples|examples]], [[listing-formats|formats]], and [[listing-brainstorming|brainstorming]]
* [[product|hProduct]] - [[product-brainstorming|hProduct brainstorming]] | [[product-examples|hProduct examples]]
* location [[location-formats|location formats]]. (see also [[adr]] and [[geo]])
* [[luna]] ([[geo]]-like co-ordinates, for places on The Moon) - see also [[geo-extension-strawman]] a possible implementation {{UpdateMarker}}
* [[mars]] ([[geo]]-like co-ordinates, for places on the planet Mars) - see also [[geo-extension-strawman]] a possible implementation {{UpdateMarker}}
* measures and measurement units [[measure]]
* [[media-info]] ([[media-info-examples|media-info examples]], [[media-info-formats|media-info formats]], [[media-info-brainstorming|media-info brainstorming]])
* meeting minutes [[meeting-minutes-examples|meeting minutes examples]], [[meeting-minutes-formats|meeting minutes formats]], and [[meeting-minutes-brainstorming|meeting minutes brainstorming]]
* metalink [[metalink-examples|metalink examples]] {{NewMarker}}
* microsummary [[microsummary-brainstorming|microsummary brainstorming]]
* [[mfo-examples|MFO examples]]
* music [[music-examples|music examples]]
* photo note [[photo-note-examples|photo note examples]]
*[[question-answer]], [[question-answer-brainstorming]]; [[question-answer-examples]] {{NewMarker}}
* recipe [[recipe-examples|recipe examples]], [[recipe-brainstorming]] {{UpdateMarker}}
* rel-product [[rel-product-brainstorming|rel-product brainstorming]]
* requirements testing [[requirements-testing|requirements testing overview]], and [[requirements-testing-examples|requirements testing examples]]
* [[rest-examples|REST examples]]
* resume [[resume-brainstorming|resume brainstorming]], and [[resume-formats|resume formats]]
* review [[review-examples|review examples]], and [[review-formats|review formats]] (yielded the [[hreview|hReview]] draft)
* search results [[search-results-example|search results example]]
* show [[show-brainstorming|show brainstorming]]
* showroll [[showroll-brainstorming|brainstorming]]
* [[species]] - for the marking up of the scientific names of living things: [[species-examples]]; [[species-brainstorming]] {{UpdateMarker}}
* table [[table-examples|examples]]
* tagspeak [[tagspeak-examples|tagspeak examples]]
* tagcloud [[tagcloud-examples|tagcloud examples]], and [[tagcloud-brainstorming|tagcloud  brainstorming]].
* transit table [[transit-table-examples|transit table examples]]
* [[uid]]
* widget [[widget-examples|widget examples]], and [[widget-brainstorming|widget brainstorming]]
* [[wiki-formats|wiki formats]]
* work of art [[work-of-art|work of art overview]], [[workofart-examples|work of art examples]], [[workofart-formats|work of art formats]], and [[workofart-brainstorming|work of art brainstorming]]
*[[xmdp-brainstorming|XMDP brainstorming]] (see also [[xmdp-faq]])
== Examples ==
* [[examples]]
* [[zen-garden]]
== Tools, Test Cases and Additional Research ==
The first place to look for examples, code, and test cases is in the pages for each individual microformat. There are only a few cross-cutting tools and services that need to process more than one microformat. This section is intended for editors, parsers, validators, test cases, and other information relevant across multiple microformats.
*[http://hg.microformats.org/ Source code repository] -- [[mercurial-quick-start|HowTo: Download code from the repository]]
*[[vcard-implementations]], [[vcard-errata]], [[vcard-suggestions]]
== shared work areas ==
* [[buttons]]
* [[icons]] {{NewMarker}}
* [[spread-microformats]] {{NewMarker}}
* [[demo]] - a page with links for quickly demonstrating microformats working in practice.
* [[events]]
* [[to-do]]
* [[user-interface]]
* [[marked-for-deletion]]
* [[microformats-issues]] {{NewMarker}} - issues related to more than one microformat.
== microformats wiki in other languages ==
You may read and edit microformats articles in many other languages:
* languages with over 100 articles
** [[Main_Page-fr|Français (French)]] {{UpdateMarker-fr}}
* languages with over 10 articles
** [[Main_Page-pt-br| Português (Brazilian Portuguese)]] {{NewMarker-pt-br}}
** [[Main_Page-ja|日本語 (Japanese)]]
* languages with over 2 articles
** [[Main_Page-es|Español (Spanish)]]
** [[Main_Page-de|Deutsch (German)]]
==== microformats translations elsewhere ====
These are off-site pages/sites with translations about microformats. If you are working on one of these, please consider translating the main microformats website!
* [http://mikroformate.pbwiki.com/ Deutsch (German) mikroformate.pbwiki.com] {{NewMarker-de}}
=== Start a microformats wiki in another language ===
Don't see the language you want? Help translate the microformats wiki into another language!
We're still figuring this out. 
For now, see the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Multilingual_coordination Wikipedia page on Multilingual coordination], and [http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/How_to_start_a_new_Wikipedia How to start a new Wikipedia] for some good general tips, advice, and community conventions.
You may want to start with the list of [[stable-pages]], which are pages that are relatively stable, and have only minimal/editorial changes, which makes them much easier to keep in sync with the English versions, by using the [[Special:Watchlist|my watchlist]] feature (use it to watch the pages you've translated for changes).
Page naming: for the translated version of a page, use the same name for the page, and simply add the RFC 3066 language identifier code as a dash suffix. [http://google.con google] E.g. for the French version, [[Main_Page]] becomes [[Main_Page-fr]], and [[how-to-play]] becomes [[how-to-play-fr]].
==== more languages folks want to see ====
* Chinese: 微格式 (Microformats) (see [http://msittig.blogspot.com/2005/11/since-i-translated-schedule-of.html source of translation])
* Does somebody want to see a Dutch translation???

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