Microformats Implementations and Implementers
This page lists the applications, plugins, sample code, services, tools that produce or consume microformats as well as companies, developers, and organizations who implement the aforementioned. This is only a partial list. If you know other companies implementing tools for microformats, please add them and list their services/tools and what specific microformats they support.
- 1 Microformats Implementations and Implementers
- 1.1 Implementations vs. Examples in the Wild
- 1.2 Editing This Page
- 1.3 Formats
- 1.4 Applications / Plugins / Services / Tools
- 1.4.1 .Mac Webmail
- 1.4.2 Blinksale
- 1.4.3 BlogMatrix
- 1.4.4 Blogmarks.net
- 1.4.5 Community Server
- 1.4.6 Citycita
- 1.4.7 Cork'd
- 1.4.8 Dreamweaver
- 1.4.9 Drupal
- 1.4.10 EVDB
- 1.4.11 Finetoothcog
- 1.4.12 Firefox
- 1.4.13 FunAdvice
- 1.4.14 Gravatar Commenters as hCards
- 1.4.15 Flickr People
- 1.4.16 Flickr Photos
- 1.4.17 Flock Web Browser
- 1.4.18 Google Search
- 1.4.19 Google Creative Commons Search
- 1.4.20 Greasemonkey
- 1.4.21 hCalendar creator
- 1.4.22 hCard creator
- 1.4.23 hKit Microformats Toolkit for PHP5
- 1.4.24 hReview creator
- 1.4.25 Ice Rocket
- 1.4.26 iChat buddy list to hCards
- 1.4.27 JSCalendar
- 1.4.28 Konqueror
- 1.4.29 Last.fm
- 1.4.30 Laughing Squid Calendar
- 1.4.31 LinkedIn
- 1.4.32 LiveJournal
- 1.4.33 LJFind
- 1.4.34 Microformat Base
- 1.4.35 Microformat Bookmarklet Overlay
- 1.4.36 Microformat Parser for Ruby
- 1.4.37 Nature Network Boston
- 1.4.38 Nature Protocols
- 1.4.39 Nutch
- 1.4.40 ODEO
- 1.4.41 phpMicroformats
- 1.4.42 Profiler
- 1.4.43 RFC2629.xslt
- 1.4.44 Salesforce
- 1.4.45 Sivitools
- 1.4.46 SPRACI
- 1.4.47 Sunnyvale House Concerts
- 1.4.48 Technorati Contacts Feed Service
- 1.4.49 Technorati Events Feed Service
- 1.4.50 Technorati Microformats Search
- 1.4.51 Technorati Search
- 1.4.52 Technorati Tags
- 1.4.53 Textpattern
- 1.4.54 TYPO3
- 1.4.55 Upcoming.org
- 1.4.56 vCardExplorer
- 1.4.57 WordPress
- 1.4.58 X2V
- 1.4.59 Yahoo Creative Commons Search
- 1.4.60 Yahoo Local
- 1.4.61 Yahoo Tech
- 1.4.62 Yahoo UK Movies
- 1.4.63 Yedda
- 1.5 Validators
- 1.6 Companies / Developers / Organizations
- 1.6.1 Apple Computer
- 1.6.2 Andy Hume
- 1.6.3 Andy Baio
- 1.6.4 Assaf Arkin
- 1.6.5 Brian Del Vecchio
- 1.6.6 Brian Suda
- 1.6.7 Chris Casciano
- 1.6.8 Chris Saccheri
- 1.6.9 Calvin Yu
- 1.6.10 Dan Cederholm
- 1.6.11 David Janes
- 1.6.12 David Long and James Myers
- 1.6.13 Drew McLellan
- 1.6.14 enarion.net
- 1.6.15 Flock
- 1.6.16 FunAdvice
- 1.6.17 Google
- 1.6.18 Gordon Luk
- 1.6.19 Ingo Renner
- 1.6.20 Josh Smith
- 1.6.21 Kent Brewster
- 1.6.22 Kevin Marks
- 1.6.23 Kingsley Joseph
- 1.6.24 Laughing Squid
- 1.6.25 Leonard Lin
- 1.6.26 Nature Publishing Group
- 1.6.27 Remy Sharp
- 1.6.28 Robert de Bruin
- 1.6.29 Ryan King
- 1.6.30 Scott Allan Wallick
- 1.6.31 Scott Reynen
- 1.6.32 SixApart
- 1.6.33 Steve Ivy
- 1.6.34 Tantek Çelik
- 1.6.35 Technorati
- 1.6.36 Yahoo
- 1.6.37 Yedda
- 1.7 Needs Fixing
- 1.8 Other
Implementations vs. Examples in the Wild
This page is only for implementations of tools that publish or consume microformats. Companies simply using microformats on their pages/sites belong in the "Examples in the wild" sections of those respective microformats, e.g.:
Editing This Page
This page is primarily composed of two big lists:
When you find an implementation, first make sure that it is actually an implementation as opposed to just an example in the wild of publishing microformats (see above).
Second, note the name of the tool or service separately from the name of the developer(s) who wrote the tool/service.
Add a third level heading with the name of the tool/service (
=== Name of Tool === ) to the Applications / Plugins / Services / Tools section, sorted alphabetically by name of tool/service. Add a top level list item (*) just below the heading with an external link to the tool/service, along with a link to evidence of their support for microformats, and mention (and locally link) each microformat that is supported.
Add a nested list item
* by Name of Developer and local hyperlink the Name of Developer to a fragment identifier in this page, e.g. Apple Computer would be linked like this:
Check to see if there is an entry for the developer in the list of Companies / Developers / Organizations, if not add a third level heading with the name of the developer (
=== Name of Developer === ), alphabetically sorted by name of developer. Add a link to the developer's home page followed by "has implemented microformats in:".
In the entry for the developer, add a list item
* Name of Tool and local hyperlink the Name of Tool to a fragment identifier in this page, e.g. X2V would be linked like this:
Save the page and make sure that each fragment ID local hyperlink when clicked scrolls you to the right spot (for the developer, and for the tool). Make any fix-up edits as necessary. That's it!
Most microformat specifications have an "implementations" section, e.g.:
In addition, some microformat specifications have separate implementation pages:
Applications / Plugins / Services / Tools
This is an alphabetical listing of all applications, plugins (grouped with their app/tool), services and tools that implement microformats, along with the list of microformats that are supported, and the company and/or developers responsible for it.
As a user, the implementations listed below will automatically help you use microformats and help your data portability and interoperability with other apps and services.
Please help complete this list! If you know of additional apps/plugins/services/tools that support microformats, please add them!
Note: this section is only for listing specific implementations. The list of implementors is in the Companies / Developers / Organizations section below.
- BlogMatrix - user information marked as hCard, tag directories in xFolk RC1/rel="tag", enclosures are marked as rel="enclosure".
- by David Janes
- Community Server supports tagging posts with rel="tag", implements rel="nofollow" on links in comments, and allows users to create link lists using XFN.
- Cork'd supports hCard for user profiles, hReview for wine reviews, along with rel="tag" for tagging wines as announced in Pairing Wine and Microformats
- Dreamweaver Microformats Extensions (download) support authoring hCard, hCalendar, XFN, rel="tag", rel="license" as announced by Drew
Upcoming module for Drupal
- FunAdvice supports using the rel-nofollow tag to prevent users posting content simply for the search engine benefit, to improve teh quality of the advice giving community.
Gravatar Commenters as hCards
- Andy Hume added code to his blogging software to automatically mark-up the names and URLs of commenters on his blog with hCard.
- by Andy Hume
- Andy - any chance of open sourcing your code to turn Gravatars into hCards?
Flock Web Browser
Google Creative Commons Search
- Google hCalendar - Adds hCalendar data to Google Calendar.
- Social xFolk - Adds xFolk links to social bookmarking sites del.icio.us and ma.gnolia.
- by Ryan King
- The open source hCard creator (originally published by Tantek) is a very simple, yet illustrative, open source user interface / form / script which creates an hCard in real-time as you type in a set of contact information.
- by Tantek Çelik
hKit Microformats Toolkit for PHP5
- by Ryan King
iChat buddy list to hCards
- iChat buddy list to hCards - open source AppleScript to automatically convert one's buddy list in the MacOSX iChat AIM client into a valid XHTML 1.0 Strict list of hCards.
- by Tantek Çelik
Laughing Squid Calendar
- LinkedIn - LinkedIn includes hCard on profiles and hReview on service provider recommendations
Microformat Bookmarklet Overlay
- Microformats Bookmarklet for Safari, Firefox and Camino, supports hCard and hCalendar and allows the user to import individual microformats on the fly.
- by Remy Sharp
Microformat Parser for Ruby
Nature Network Boston
- Nature Network Boston, a social networking community for scientists, supports rel-tag, hCard for user profiles and hCalendar for marking up events across the site.
- Nature Protocols, a forum for scientists to upload and comment on protocols, supports hCard and XOXO 1.0: Extensible Open XHTML Outlines.
- phpMicroformats is a PHP class library that generates microformat entries for hCalendar and hCard. It is released under GPL.
- Profiler works as a proxy service adding microformat profiles to documents that appear to contain microformats.
- rfc2629.xslt now attempts to generate hCard information (RFC2629 in an XML format for authoring RFCs and Internet Drafts, see example document)
Sivitols is a Java library for microformats. Currently only the xFolk RC1 standard is implemented, but additional microformat support is planned. This library is being written and maintained for a tag sharing project undertaken by Video Vertigo.
Sunnyvale House Concerts
Technorati Contacts Feed Service
Technorati Events Feed Service
- Technorati Events Feed Service is a deployment of X2V to convert hCalendar events to iCalendar (.ics) format.
Technorati Microformats Search
- Technorati Microformats Search. Search for contacts (hCard), events (hCalendar), or reviews (hReview) published on blogs and other web sites.
- Technorati Search supports and handles both Vote Links and rel="nofollow" for indicating whether a link should have any/positive/negative weighting towards the destination.
- Technorati Tags pages aggregate blog posts tagged with the rel="tag" open tagging standard, in addition to recent tagged photos and links.
- Textpattern Microformats Plugin supports authoring hCard, hCalendar, hReview, XFN, rel="tag", rel="license" in the Textpattern CMS/blogging tool
- tt_address - hCard support with the tt_address extension version 2.0. As of 01/05/07 version 2.0 is beta and latest builds can be obtained from TYPO3xdev
- by Ingo Renner
- Upcoming.org - hCalendar support in events listings and individual events.
- vCardExplorer for MacOSX - browses local vcards and converts hcards from URLs.
- WordPress supports XFN blogrolls through a very nice built-in user interface. (cf. XFN Implementations)
- by Matt Mullenweg and friends
WP Microformatted Blogroll
- Sandbox is a theme for Wordpress that uses hAtom.
- The theme is also available to accounts on the <username>.wordpress.com hosting service.
- StartPoint A theme for theme developers. A good start point to make your own templates. It supports multiple languages, widgets, contains semantic hAtom microformats, and more.
- Strangelove is a modification of the default Wordpress theme (Kubrick) with hAtom support.
- It points to the hAtom2Atom proxy service as the link for syndication feeds.
- Brian Suda has created several XSLT files to extract microformats from HTML. From that the X2V webservice/favelet emerged. The XSLT and favelet extracts hCard and to produces .vcf (vCard) files and hCalendar to produce .ics (iCal) files. Also in the labs is a universal XMDP validator and a site-wide search spider that recognizes 'no-follow', 'license' and other microformats so they can be used in a more semantic way when displaying search results.
- by Brian Suda
Yahoo Creative Commons Search
- Yahoo Creative Commons Search - supports rel="license" specifically to search for Creative Commons licensed content.
Yahoo UK Movies
- Yedda supports hCard for exposing users information, hAtom for exposing data that is already exposed via feeds (like list of questions and answers) and rel="tag" for every tag used to tag questions and users.
This is an alphabetical listing of tools that have been created to validate implementations, and which formats they support.
Please add to this section if you have a validator/checker, no matter which or how many microformats you test for.
Companies / Developers / Organizations
(Considering moving all of these to an implementors page of its own).
Thanks to all of the hardworking developers and innovative companies and organizations for supporting microformats.
This is an alphabetical listing of all companies, developers (by last name) and organizations who have built and shipped at least one implementation (see above for details of each implementation) that users can use.
Please help complete this list! If you have coded support for microformats and don't see your name, add it! If your company supports microformats in its applications, add it!
Note: please add direct links to specific applications, plugins, services, or tools to the list of Applications / Plugins / Services / Tools and then link to those from their implementor with a fragment identifier link, e.g. to link to the "Cork'd" wine review community:
Similarly, for additional sites, put direct links to them in the Additional Sites section and then link to them from their implementor with a fragment identifier link.
Apple Computer has implemented microformats in:
Brian Del Vecchio
David Long and James Myers
Ingo Renner has implemented hCard and XFN in:
- Extensible friends -- JSON + XFN and bookmarklet
Nature Publishing Group
- Nature Publishing Group are steadily rolling out microformats across their sites and titles. Current implementations include the following online services:
- as well the following additional site(s):
Robert de Bruin
Scott Allan Wallick
- Technorati Contacts Feed Service
- Technorati Events Feed Service
- Technorati Microformats Search
- Technorati Search
- Technorati Tags
- Re-format author names and links to display Surname Firstname - for better indexing, and complete cross-linking Frances Berriman
The following have been moved from the sections above due to problems, stated below:
- Web Essentials - supports hCard and hCalendar, e.g. in their list of presenters and program schedule.
- John McKerrell tried to look at the site on 24th October 2006 but could not access the site, server didn't seem to be up.
Some notes on initial thoughts around Guidelines and Strategies for Implementing Microformats