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== 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)
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** 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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<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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</nowiki></pre>
 
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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.
 
== Examples ==
== Examples ==

Revision as of 14:20, 24 July 2005

Blog description format

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Discussion Participants

Editors

Authors

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:

Examples

(add real-world examples here)

Existing practice

about feeds in <link> elements.

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