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= Blog description format (background research)=
= Blog description format (background research)=
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'''Note: this page needs serious work and reorganization to better fit in with the microformats [[process]]. E.g. the following pages should be created using content from this page:'''
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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]]
* [[blog-description-examples]]
* [[blog-description-examples]]
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* [[blog-description-formats]]
 
* [[blog-description-brainstorming]] (perhaps simply rename [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]])
* [[blog-description-brainstorming]] (perhaps simply rename [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]])
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** Contact details  
** Contact details  
** Geographical Location
** Geographical Location
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== Examples ==
 
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== Existing practice ==
== Existing practice ==
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=== Entry Wrappers ===
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=== Blog Posts ===
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<pre><nowiki><div class="entry"></div></nowiki></pre>
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The entry wrapper format has widespread usage, but seems to show up in slightly different contexts.
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Some blogs (ala Wordpress) use the entry div as a wrapper to the actual post body, and wrap the whole thing in an additional div:
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A vast number of sites, including many blogs contain the main page content within a id="content" div:
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=== Metadata ===
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Wordpress uses class="postmetadata" to contain meta information, date, others use their own syntax - class="topics", class="description".
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=== Basic Elements ===
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Titles are usually denoted with an H2 or H3 heading. Use of class="title" seems rare, but some sites do use this explicit markup.
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class="summary" is used to denote an item summary, usually in a paragraph element.
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=== Permalinks ===
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rel="bookmark" and rel="permalink" are both used in various places to denote a permalink to the specified entry.
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=== Blog description ===
=== Blog description ===
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How do blogs include information about themself?
 
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==== Feeds ====
 
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Most blogging tools and services provide information about available feeds in &lt;link&gt; elements.
 
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Example: (random blog from LiveJournal.com) <pre><nowiki><link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/shalom9121/data/rss" />
 
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It seems to be common on blogger.com to include "About me" in the sidebar
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(see http://www.blogger.com/redirect/next_blog.pyra?navBar=true for a random blog)
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== See also ==
== See also ==
* [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]] for examples on how things ''could'' be done.
* [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]] for examples on how things ''could'' be done.

Revision as of 21:20, 4 February 2006

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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