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= Blog description format =
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= Blog description format (background research)=
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'''Note: this page has been rewritten/refactored out to other pages to better fit in with the microformats [[process]]. E.g. the following pages have been added to or created:'''
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* [[blog-post-examples]]
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* [[blog-description-examples]]
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* [[blog-description-brainstorming]] (perhaps simply rename [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]])
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=== Editors ===
=== Editors ===
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* [http://bs-markup.de Björn Seibert], [http://rbach.priv.at/ Robert Bachmann]
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* [http://bs-markup.de Björn Seibert]
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* [http://rbach.priv.at/ Robert Bachmann]
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* [http://tantek.com/ Tantek Çelik]
=== Authors ===
=== Authors ===
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* [http://bs-markup.de Björn Seibert], [http://rbach.priv.at/ Robert Bachmann]
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* [http://bs-markup.de Björn Seibert]
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* [http://rbach.priv.at/ Robert Bachmann]
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* [http://tantek.com/ Tantek Çelik]
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=== Contributors ===
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* [http://maetl.coretxt.net.nz Mark Rickerby]
== Purpose ==
== Purpose ==
A microformat to describe the contents of a (we)blog. It provides a specific set of information to categorize a (we)blog. Enables easier search for humans and efficient collection of information by machines.
A microformat to describe the contents of a (we)blog. It provides a specific set of information to categorize a (we)blog. Enables easier search for humans and efficient collection of information by machines.
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== Examples ==
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Here are some of examples for information that might be provided:
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Example 1:
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<pre><nowiki>
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* Details about the blog
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<div class="blogformat" xml:lang="de">
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* Blog name (e.g: "John Doe's Blog")
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  <img class="logo" src="http://example.org/logo.gif" alt="" />
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** Blog URI (e.g: http://example.org/ )
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  <a class="bookmark" href="http://example.org/blog" title="Blog title">Blog name</a>
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** Lanuage used for the blog, read-able by machines (e.g: "en-US" or "de")
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  <!-- Topics covered by the blog -->
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** Topics covered by the blog
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  <ul class="categories">
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** A short description
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    <li><a rel="tag" href="http://technorati.com/tags/Webstandards">Webstandards</a></li>
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** Available feeds (RSS, Atom, etc.)
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    <li><a rel="tag" href="http://technorati.com/tags/css">CSS</a></li>
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** A small logo image
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    <li><a rel="tag" href="http://technorati.com/tags/xhtml">XHTML</a></li>
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* Details about the author(s)
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  </ul>
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** Name (e.g: "John Doe")
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  <ul class="feeds"><!-- List of available news feeds -->
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** Organisation
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    <li><a rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" href="URL">Atom1.0</a></li>
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** Contact details
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    <li><a rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://example.org/rss-2.0">RSS 2.0</a></li>
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** Geographical Location
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  </ul>
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  <!-- Describes the topics of the blog -->
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== Existing practice ==
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  <p class="description">Webstandards, CSS, XHTML and topics releated to web development.</p>
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</div>
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=== Blog Posts ===
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</nowiki></pre>
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Example 2:
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Moved to [http://microformats.org/wiki/blog-post-examples#Rough_Examples blog-post-examples].
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<pre><nowiki>
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<div class="blogformat" xml:lang="en">
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=== Blog description ===
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  <p><img class="logo" alt=""
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        src="http://rbach.priv.at/Misc/2005/Smiley.gif" />
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  <a class="author" href="http://example.org/jdoe">My</a>
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  <a class="bookmark" href="http://example.org/blog" title="John Doe's Blog">blog</a>
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  about
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  <span class="description">
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  <a rel="tag" href="http://technorati.com/tags/web+standards">Web standards</a>,
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  <a rel="tag" href="http://technorati.com/tags/css">CSS</a>,
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  <a rel="tag" href="http://technorati.com/tags/xhtml">XHTML</a>
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  and topics releated to web development.</span></p>
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  <p>There are
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  <a rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://example.org/feeds/atom">Atom</a> and
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  <a rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://example.org/feeds/rss">RSS 2.0</a>
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  feeds available.</p>
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</div>
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</nowiki></pre>
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Note: Other code examples can be found [http://rbach.priv.at/Misc/2005/BlogDescriptionMicroformat/ExamplesForBrainstorming.html| here]. These examples include both a code listing and a rendered version.
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Additional description and code examples (in German language) can be found [http://www.bs-markup.de/ex/microformats_blogformat.php here].
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== See also ==
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* [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]] for examples on how things ''could'' be done.

Current revision

Blog description format (background research)

Note: this page has been rewritten/refactored out to other pages to better fit in with the microformats process. E.g. the following pages have been added to or created:


Contents


Discussion Participants

Editors

Authors

Contributors

Purpose

A microformat to describe the contents of a (we)blog. It provides a specific set of information to categorize a (we)blog. Enables easier search for humans and efficient collection of information by machines.

Here are some of examples for information that might be provided:

Existing practice

Blog Posts

Moved to blog-post-examples.

Blog description

Moved to blog-description-examples.

See also

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