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Best Practices for Example Pages

Example pages are the first stage of the exploration The microformats process which must precede proposing a new microformat. Current Exploratory Discussions are listed on the Main page.

Purpose of Example Pages

(adapted from The microformats process)

Document current human behavior. Remember, we're paving the cowpaths- before you do that you have to find the cowpaths. Your documentation should be a collection of real world sites and pages which are publishing the kind of data you wish to structure with a microformat. From those pages and sites, you should extract markup examples and the schemas implied therein, and provide analysis.

Recommended sections

Top level (=):

  • Introductory sentence

Second level (==):

  • Purpose (The Problem)
  • Participants
  • Real-World Examples
  • Existing Practices
  • See also