This section documents existing formats related to describing items/things.
Here are the predefined Google Base item types. Note:
- this may be broader than what we wish to cover in a potential item microformat, especially since many of these are covered by existing microformats.
- the "real" list is open ended -- you can define your own types
- Information type
- Course schedules
- News and articles
- People profiles
- Research studies and publications
- Wanted ads
Google Base Items are defined by compositing Attribute Types together. A complete list of Google Base Attribute types is available here. These are, for example: actor, age, agent, apparel_type, .... Many of these items (actor, agent, for example) are actuall in microformats terms complete microformats in and off themselves.
All Google Base attributes are defined in terms of a few simple, elementry types: string, int, float, intUnit, floatUnit, date, dateTime, dateTimeRange, url, boolean, location