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'''<dfn>microformats</dfn>''' are extensions to HTML for marking up [[hCard|people, organizations]], [[hCalendar|events]], [[adr|locations]], [[hAtom|blog posts]], [[hProduct|products]], [[hReview|reviews]], [[hResume|resumes]], [[hRecipe|recipes]] etc. Sites use microformats to publish a standard API that is consumed and used by [[search engines]], aggregators, and other tools. See [[what-are-microformats]] for more.
==Introduction==
==Introduction==
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This wiki is the central resource of the microformats community. You'll find current versions of published microformat specifications, specification drafts and publishing patterns. The wiki also hosts development resources, such as brainstorming pages for new formats and issue tracking pages for all current and in-development microformats.
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{{main|introduction}}
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This wiki is the central resource of the microformats community and provides microformats authoring guides, references, specifications, drafts, publishing patterns, research, brainstorming, and issue tracking.
== Get Started==
== Get Started==
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To get started with microformats:
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{{main|get-started}}
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Get started with microformats:
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* First, be familiar writing your pages and applications with semantically rich, descriptive, ‘[[posh|<abbr title="Plain Old Semantic HTML">POSH</abbr>]]’ <abbr title="HyperText Mark-up Language">HTML</abbr>.
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* First, make sure your pages and web apps use semantically rich, descriptive, ‘[[posh|<abbr title="Plain Old Semantic HTML">POSH</abbr>]]’ <abbr title="HyperText Mark-up Language">HTML</abbr>.
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* Learn about microformats from the [http://microformats.org/about/ about page], [http://microformats.org/ blog], [http://www.boyabadanaustasi.com/ boyacı],[http://www.boyacibadanaustasi.com/ boyacı] [[press]], [[presentations]], [[books]], [[podcasts]], & [[screencasts]] pages.
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* Mark-up your contact info with [[hCard]] ([[hcard-authoring|see authoring tips]], [[hcard-examples|examples]]) and link from your personal site to other profiles with [[rel-me]].
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* Take a look at established specifications such as [[hcard|hCard]] and [[hcalendar|hCalendar]], and follow the [[hcard-examples|examples]] to start publishing microformats.
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* Questions? Read the [[faq|frequently asked questions]], ask on the [[IRC]] channel.
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* Have questions? Read the [[faq|frequently asked questions]] and see the [[glossary]] for terms and definitions. You can also post to the {{MicroformatsMailingList}}.
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* Want to learn more in person? Check out microformats [[events]].
* Want to learn more in person? Check out microformats [[events]].
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==Definition==
 
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Microformats are small patterns of HTML to represent commonly published things like [[hcard|people]], [[hcalendar|events]], [[hatom|blog posts]], [[hreview|reviews]] and [[rel-tag|tags]] in web pages.
 
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Microformats enable the publishing of higher fidelity information on the Web; the fastest and simplest way to provide feeds and APIs for the information in your website.
 
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* Read more explanations of [[what-are-microformats|what microformats are]], and [[what-can-you-do-with-microformats|what you can do with them]].
 
== How to contribute ==
== How to contribute ==
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Do you want to help take microformats to the next level? You can:
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Want to join in and contribute?
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* [[get-started|Get started]] by adding microformats to your website, services, and products.
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* [[get-started|Get started]] by adding microformats to your website, services, and products
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* [[advocacy|Advocate]] the use of microformats on other web sites, especially those you use.
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* [[advocacy|Advocate]] the use of microformats on other web sites, especially those you use
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* Write a [[testimonial]].
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* Read [[how-to-play]] before editing this wiki
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* Join the [[irc|IRC Channel]] and [[mail|mailing lists]] to learn and help answer questions (read [[mailing-lists#General_guidelines|general guidelines]] before posting).
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* Write a [[testimonial]]
* Do something on the [[to-do|to do list]].
* Do something on the [[to-do|to do list]].
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* Join the [[irc|IRC Channel]] and [[mail|mailing lists]] to learn and help answer questions (read the [[mailing-lists#General_guidelines|general guidelines]] before posting).
 
* [[Main_Page#microformats_wiki_translations|Translate this microformats wiki into other languages]] to make microformats more accessible to readers of languages around the world.
* [[Main_Page#microformats_wiki_translations|Translate this microformats wiki into other languages]] to make microformats more accessible to readers of languages around the world.
* Before proposing any new microformats, make sure your website is [[POSH]], [[get-started|uses existing microformats]], and then read the [[process]].
* Before proposing any new microformats, make sure your website is [[POSH]], [[get-started|uses existing microformats]], and then read the [[process]].
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The list of current, stable [[microformats|Microformats]] open standard specifications.
The list of current, stable [[microformats|Microformats]] open standard specifications.
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* [[hcalendar|hCalendar]] - [http://microformats.org/code/hcalendar/creator hCalendar creator]
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* [[hcalendar|hCalendar]] - events
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* [[hcard|hCard]] - [http://microformats.org/code/hcard/creator hCard creator]
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* [[hcard|hCard]] - people, organizations, contacts
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* [[rel-license]]
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* [[rel-license]] - licensed content
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* [[rel-nofollow]]
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* [[rel-nofollow]] - links in untrusted 3rd party content
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* [[rel-tag]]
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* [[rel-tag]] - tag posts and pages by subject
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* [[vote-links|VoteLinks]]
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* [[XFN]] - social relationships and [[rel-me]] links among profiles for the same person
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* [[XFN]] - [http://gmpg.org/xfn/creator XFN creator]
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* [[XMDP]] - define a microformat vocabulary / profile
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* [[XMDP]]
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* [[xoxo|XOXO]] - outlines
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* [[xoxo|XOXO]]
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== Drafts ==
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Drafts are newer microformats, which are still making their way through the [[process]] to become specifications. Implementers should be prepared to keep abreast of future developments and changes. Please watch the wiki pages for updates.
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* [[adr|adr]] - address location information
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* [[geo|geo]] - latitude &amp; longitude location ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGS84 WGS84] geographic coordinates)
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* [[hatom|hAtom]] - blog posts and other date-stamped content
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* [[hlisting|hListing]] - listings for products or services
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* [[hmedia|hMedia]] - media info about images, video, audio
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* [[hnews|hNews]] - news articles, extension of hAtom
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* [[hproduct|hProduct]] - products
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* [[hrecipe|hRecipe]] - cooking+baking recipes
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* [[hresume|hResume]] - individual resumes and CVs
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* [[hreview|hReview]] - individual reviews and ratings
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* [[hreview-aggregate|hReview-aggregate]] - aggregate reviews and ratings
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* [[rel-author]] - link to the author's home page (from an article)
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* [[rel-home]] - link to the homepage of a site
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* [[rel-payment]] - link to a payment mechanism
''If you're tempted to try your hand at writing a microformat please read '''[[process|the process]]''' page first!''
''If you're tempted to try your hand at writing a microformat please read '''[[process|the process]]''' page first!''
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== Drafts ==
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== Exploratory Discussions ==
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Drafts are newer microformats, for which the specifications haven't been completed yet. Drafts are somewhat mature in the development [[process]] (see [[exploratory-discussions]] for additional efforts that are not as far along in the process). The stability of these documents cannot be guaranteed, and implementers should be prepared to keep abreast of future developments and changes. Please watch the wiki pages for updates.
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{{main|exploratory-discussions}}
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'''New: [[microformats 2]]''' has sufficiently stabilized to start using on public web pages and developing parsers and applications.
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* [[adr|adr]] - for marking up address information
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See: [[exploratory-discussions]] for details of research and analysis of real-world [[examples]], existing formats, and brainstorming of possible new microformats, per the microformats [[process]].
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* [[geo|geo]] - for marking up [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WGS84 WGS84] geographic coordinates (latitude; longitude)
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* [[hatom|hAtom]] - syndicating episodic content (e.g. weblog postings)
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* [[haudio|hAudio]]
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* [[hlisting|hListing]] - open, distributed listings
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* [[hmedia|hMedia]] - A single media publishing format that relates to Images, Video and Audio.
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* [[hrecipe|hRecipe]] - for cooking+baking recipes
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* [[hresume|hResume]] - for publishing resumes and CVs
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* [[hreview|hReview]] - [http://microformats.org/code/hreview/creator hReview creator]
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* [[rel-directory]] - to indicate that the destination of a hyperlink is a directory listing containing an entry for the current page
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== Design Patterns ==
== Design Patterns ==
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== Exploratory Discussions ==
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== Archived ==
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See: [[exploratory-discussions]] for details of research and analysis of real-world [[examples]], existing formats, and brainstorming of possible new microformats, per the microformats [[process]].
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Past specifications, drafts, and exploratory discussions which have either lacked (or lost) wide publishing support, implementation, or have been superceded by newer specs (see also [[process#related_issues_questions_regarding_document_stages: process|when does it make sense to demote a microformat spec]]). These may eventually be retired, deprecated, or reincorporated into other exploratory discussions.
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* [[haudio|hAudio]]
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* [[rel-directory]] - link to web directories
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* [[rel-enclosure]] - link to attachments (e.g. files) to download and cache
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* [[robots-exclusion|robots exclusion]]
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* [[vote-links|VoteLinks]]
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* [[xfolk|xFolk]] - tagged links
== Examples ==
== Examples ==
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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|tools and services]] that need to process more than one microformat. That section is intended for editors, [[parsers]], [[validators]], test cases, and other information relevant across multiple microformats.
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|tools and services]] that need to process more than one microformat. That section is intended for editors, [[parsers]], [[validators]], test cases, and other information relevant across multiple microformats.
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<span id="microformats_wiki_translations"><span id="microformats_wiki_translations_in_other_languages">&nbsp;</span></span>
== Microformats wiki translations ==
== Microformats wiki translations ==
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<span id="microformats_wiki_translations_in_other_languages">You may read and edit microformats articles in many other languages:</span>
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You may read and edit microformats articles in many other languages:
* languages with over 100 articles
* languages with over 100 articles
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** [[Main_Page-it|<span lang="it">Italiano</span> (Italian)]] {{NewMarker}}
** [[Main_Page-ko|<span lang="ko">한국어</span> (Korean)]] {{NewMarker}}
** [[Main_Page-ko|<span lang="ko">한국어</span> (Korean)]] {{NewMarker}}
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* elsewhere
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**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microformat Wikipedia's article on microformats] has been translated into a number of languages.
**[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microformat Wikipedia's article on microformats] has been translated into a number of languages.
See also [[other-languages]], and [[how-to-start-new-translation|how-to-start-a-new-translation]].
See also [[other-languages]], and [[how-to-start-new-translation|how-to-start-a-new-translation]].

Revision as of 10:54, 5 February 2013


microformats are extensions to HTML for marking up people, organizations, events, locations, blog posts, products, reviews, resumes, recipes etc. Sites use microformats to publish a standard API that is consumed and used by search engines, aggregators, and other tools. See what-are-microformats for more.

Contents

Introduction

Main article: introduction

This wiki is the central resource of the microformats community and provides microformats authoring guides, references, specifications, drafts, publishing patterns, research, brainstorming, and issue tracking.

Get Started

Main article: get-started

Get started with microformats:

How to contribute

Want to join in and contribute?

This wiki has a number of enhancements to assist development and contributions to microformats. Before you start editing, see the wiki introduction page for instructions.

Specifications

The list of current, stable Microformats open standard specifications.

Drafts

Drafts are newer microformats, which are still making their way through the process to become specifications. Implementers should be prepared to keep abreast of future developments and changes. Please watch the wiki pages for updates.

If you're tempted to try your hand at writing a microformat please read the process page first!

Exploratory Discussions

Main article: exploratory-discussions

New: microformats 2 has sufficiently stabilized to start using on public web pages and developing parsers and applications.

See: exploratory-discussions for details of research and analysis of real-world examples, existing formats, and brainstorming of possible new microformats, per the microformats process.

Design Patterns

Design patterns are common uses of markup across microformats.

Archived

Past specifications, drafts, and exploratory discussions which have either lacked (or lost) wide publishing support, implementation, or have been superceded by newer specs (see also when does it make sense to demote a microformat spec). These may eventually be retired, deprecated, or reincorporated into other exploratory discussions.

Examples

Resources

See resources.

User centric development

Shared work areas

Tools, test cases, 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. That section is intended for editors, parsers, validators, test cases, and other information relevant across multiple microformats.

 

Microformats wiki translations

You may read and edit microformats articles in many other languages:

See also other-languages, and how-to-start-a-new-translation.

Welcome to the microformats wiki! was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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