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Blog description format


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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.

Information to be provided

Here are some of examples for information that might be provided:

A possible way to describe/markup the information listed above:

<div class="blogformat" xml:lang="en">
   <p><img class="logo" alt="" 
        src="" />
   <a class="author" href=""><span title="John Doe">My</span></a> 
   <a class="bookmark" href="" title="John Doe's Blog">blog</a>
   <span class="description">
   <a rel="tag" href="">Web standards</a>,
   <a rel="tag" href="">CSS</a>,
   <a rel="tag" href="">XHTML</a>
   and topics releated to web development.</span></p>
   <p>There are 
   <a rel="alternate" type="application/atom+xml" href="">Atom</a> and 
   <a rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="">RSS 2.0</a>
   feeds available.</p>

Note 1: Author's name is provided using <span title="John Doe">, the rest of the author-related information is provided on

Note 2: Tags describe the categories of the blog, they are contained in the blog's short description.


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Existing practise

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