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How do blogs include information about the author?
How do blogs include information about the author?
== See also ==
* [[blog-description-format-brainstorming]] for examples on how things ''could'' be done.

Revision as of 15:49, 25 July 2005

Blog description format (background research)

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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:

  • Details about the blog
  • Blog name (e.g: "John Doe's Blog")
    • Blog URI (e.g: http://example.org/ )
    • Lanuage used for the blog, read-able by machines (e.g: "en-US" or "de")
    • Topics covered by the blog
    • A short description
    • Available feeds (RSS, Atom, etc.)
    • A small logo image
  • Details about the author(s)
    • Name (e.g: "John Doe")
    • Organisation
    • Contact details
    • Geographical Location


Add real world examples here

Existing practice

Blog description

How do blogs include information about themself?


Most blogging tools and services provide information about available feeds in <link> elements.

Example: (random blog from LiveJournal.com)

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="RSS" href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/shalom9121/data/rss" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom" href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/shalom9121/data/atom" />

Author information

How do blogs include information about the author?

See also