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<entry-title>h-item</entry-title> Tantek Çelik (Editor)

h-item is a simple, open format for publishing details about arbitrary items on the web. h-item is one of several open microformat draft standards suitable for embedding data in HTML/HTML5.

In practise, h-item is almost never used on it’s own, but rather as the p-item in a h-review as a generic fallback if the item being reviewed cannot be accurately represented by either an h-card, h-product, h-event, h-adr or h-geo.


As the only properties defined by h-item are p-name, u-url and u-photo, in practise only the root classname is ever actually required (thanks to microformats2 implied properties) unless perhaps you have some unusual markup structure.

<a class="h-item" href="http://example.org/items/1">
  <img src="http://example.org/items/1/photo.png" alt="" />
  The Item Name


  • p-name - item name
  • u-url - permalink URL
  • u-photo - photo URL


h-item is a microformats.org draft specification. Public discussion on h-item takes place on h-item-feedback, the #microformats #microformats chat channel on irc.freenode.net, and microformats-new mailing list.

Property Details

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Examples in the Wild

  • … add any h-item examples you find in the wild


h-item was extracted from the classic hReview 0.4 (in progress) microformat as a way of referring to arbitrary reviewed items which cannot be represented by other microformats but which required a “shell” microformat due to the flat property requirement of microformats 2.

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