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= Blog description format (background research)=
 
= Blog description format (background research)=
  
'''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]]
* [[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
 
== Examples ==
 
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== Existing practice ==
 
== Existing practice ==
  
=== Entry Wrappers ===
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=== Blog Posts ===
 
 
<pre><nowiki><div class="entry"></div></nowiki></pre>
 
 
 
The entry wrapper format has widespread usage, but seems to show up in slightly different contexts.
 
 
 
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:
 
 
 
<pre><nowiki><div class="post">
 
    <div class="entry">
 
    </div>
 
</div></nowiki></pre>
 
 
 
A vast number of sites, including many blogs contain the main page content within a id="content" div:
 
 
 
<pre><nowiki><div id="content"></div></nowiki></pre>
 
 
 
=== Metadata ===
 
 
 
Wordpress uses class="postmetadata" to contain meta information, date, others use their own syntax - class="topics", class="description".
 
 
 
=== Basic Elements ===
 
 
 
Titles are usually denoted with an H2 or H3 heading. Use of class="title" seems rare, but some sites do use this explicit markup.
 
 
 
class="summary" is used to denote an item summary, usually in a paragraph element.
 
 
 
=== Permalinks ===
 
 
 
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 ====
 
Most blogging tools and services provide information about available feeds in &lt;link&gt; elements.
 
 
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" />
 
<link rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" title="Atom" href="http://www.livejournal.com/users/shalom9121/data/atom" />
 
</nowiki></pre>
 
=== Author information ===
 
<span style="color:green;">
 
How do blogs include information about the author?
 
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It seems to be common on blogger.com to include "About me" in the sidebar
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Moved to [[blog-description-examples]].
(see http://www.blogger.com/redirect/next_blog.pyra?navBar=true for a random blog)
 
  
 
== 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)

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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:

  • 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

Existing practice

Blog Posts

Moved to blog-post-examples.

Blog description

Moved to blog-description-examples.

See also