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== multiple microformats ==
== multiple microformats ==
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<span id="Various">The following site(s) could benefit greatly from having multiple microformats added to their pages.</span>
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<span id="Various">In general add such sites to the page for the primary microformat which would benefit from the sites' support. See above.</span>
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In general add such sites to the page for the primary microformat which would benefit from the sites' support.
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=== restaurants food ===
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* <span id="Foodbuzz">[http://www.foodbuzz.com/ Foodbuzz]</span> - a food, restaurant review, afficionado site
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** [[hcard|hCards]] for restaurant listings e.g. [http://www.foodbuzz.com/restaurants/us/california/saratoga/14039-plumed-horse Plumed Horse]
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** [[hcard-supporting-user-profiles|hCards for user profiles]] e.g. [http://www.foodbuzz.com/profile/ryanthegirl ryanthegirl]
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** [[hcard-xfn-supporting-friends-lists|hCard+XFN for friends lists]] e.g. [http://www.foodbuzz.com/profile/ryanthegirl/foodies foodies list]
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** [[hreview|hReviews]] for reviews
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** [[hatom|hAtom]] for blog posts
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** a potential [[recipe]] microformat for recipes
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** a potential [[media-info]] microformat for photos and videos
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** ... all '''Requested''' in person to site founder Scott Thorpe at [http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/270906 SuperHappyDevHouse 20] [[User:Tantek|Tantek]] 21:18, 13 Oct 2007 (PDT)
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=== search engines ===
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* [http://www.spock.com/ SPOCK]
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** Could use hCard on the search results (this is a search engine for people after all)
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** rel-tag namespace possibly
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** VoteLinks
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**'''Requested''', 2007-09-13 [[User:DavidMead|David Mead]]
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=== commerce ===
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*eBay  (.com and localised versions)
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** '''hCard''' - Buyer and seller address details.
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** '''hCalendar''' - Auction end date/times.
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** '''hReview''' - Feedback.
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** '''hAtom''' - Recent purchases/ won/ lost/ watching etc.
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**'''Requested''' by feedback form, 2006-12-05. [[User:AndyMabbett|Andy Mabbett]]
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**[http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/2006-December/007531.html eBay response of 2006-12-08]
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== successes ==
== successes ==

Revision as of 00:40, 22 August 2008

Advocacy

Contents

A lot can be done to help advocate the use of microformats. Often, simply by taking an existing site, and adding the suggested microformatting to a few of its pages as examples is all that is necessary to help the developers of the site add the microformats to the site itself. Applications, such as browsers, could also use some guidance on how to best support microformats.

Sometimes advocacy requires comparison and analysis of alternative technologies or approaches. As Mike Schinkel pointed out, we need good answers to comments like "No, we're going to use XYZ instead...".

The goal for this page is to include pointers for how to advocate microformats on new sites and on existing sites that are considering or using alternative approaches, as well as applications that can benefit from supporting microformats.

When contacting potential microformat users, you may wish to refer to some notable users.

For general resources for marketing microformats, see spread-microformats.

Adding microformats to Existing Sites

Add sites here that you think would benefit from the addition of microformats. For now they are grouped by the microformat which would primarily benefit the site. Feel free to take a look at some of the sites on this list, document sample pages to be microformatted, add microformats to them, and then add the before/after of the key sections of mark-up to another wiki page for that site.

Successes are also noted; the most recent are flagged as Success!.

If your successes resulted from emails that you sent to site owners/developers, please consider sharing your successful advocacy emails on the advocacy-email-samples page, and along with each email sample, list the sites which responded positively to your email. This way others in the community can learn from your success and hopefully use your email samples to contact additional sites and get them to adopt microformats.

organization

For now this section is organized primarily by microformat, as that's easier for the community to document and keep track of.

However, it may be more useful to publishers if we created another section organized by type of site.

E.g.:

etc.

by microformat

browsers

Browser support of microformats, both built-in, and via plug-ins and extension helps users make better use of the numerous existing sites that have microformats support, as well as encourage sites and site developers to add microformats support.

See browser-advocacy.

publishing tools

Getting publishing tools adopt microformats will perhaps have the biggest impact on expanding the adoption and support of microformats. See cms for current publishing platform support.

web agencies

Getting web design, development, etc. agencies and related efforts to adopt microformats also has the indirect benefit of their likely supporting microformats in the sites they build and develop.

See web-agency-advocacy.

multiple microformats

In general add such sites to the page for the primary microformat which would benefit from the sites' support. See above.

successes

Magnolia

ma.gnolia supports many microformats. These should all be incorporated into the examples-in-the-wild pages for each specific microformat.

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Wikipedia

For successes on Wikipedia, see the list of Wikipedia templates generating microformats.

See also the individual microformats advocacy pages for specific microformat successes.

old

These sites have shown no activity for 6 months or more and thus are perhaps not worth the effort.

See Also

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