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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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== Information to be provided ==
 
Here are some of examples for information that might be provided:
Here are some of examples for information that might be provided:
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** Topics covered by the blog
** Topics covered by the blog
** A short description
** A short description
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** Available feeds
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** Available feeds (RSS, Atom, etc.)
** A small logo image
** A small logo image
* Details about the author(s)
* Details about the author(s)
** Name (e.g: "John Doe")
** Name (e.g: "John Doe")
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** Organisation
** Contact details  
** Contact details  
** Geographical Location
** Geographical Location
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A possible way to describe/markup the information listed above:
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== Existing practice ==
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<pre><nowiki>
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<div class="blogformat" xml:lang="en">
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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"><span title="John Doe">My</span></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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Note 1: Author's name is provided using &lt;span title="John Doe"&gt;, the rest of the author-related information is provided on http://example.org/jdoe.
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Note 2: Tags describe the categories of the blog, they are contained in the blog's short description.
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=== Blog Posts ===
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== Examples ==
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Moved to [http://microformats.org/wiki/blog-post-examples#Rough_Examples blog-post-examples].
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<span style="color:green;">(add real-world examples here)</span>
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=== Blog description ===
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== Existing practise ==
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<span style="color:green;">(add existing practise here)</span>
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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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