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= microformats =
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microformats are:
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'''What are microformats?'''
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''microformats are:''
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* a way of thinking about data
* a way of thinking about data
* design principles for formats
* design principles for formats
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* all the above.
* all the above.
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microformats are not:
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''microformats are not:''
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* a new language
* a new language
* infinitely extensible and open-ended
* infinitely extensible and open-ended
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* defining the whole world, or even just boiling the ocean
* defining the whole world, or even just boiling the ocean
* any of the above
* any of the above
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== the microformats principles ==
== the microformats principles ==
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** design to be reused and embedded inside existing formats and microformats
** design to be reused and embedded inside existing formats and microformats
* enable and encourage decentralized development, content, services
* enable and encourage decentralized development, content, services
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** explicitly encourage "spirit of the Web"  
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** explicitly encourage "spirit of the Web"
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== microformats presentations ==
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* See separate microformats [[presentations]] page.
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== the business case for microformats ==
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* [http://thecommunityengine.com/home/archives/2005/06/microformats_pr.html Microformats provide immediate search visibility]
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* [http://thecommunityengine.com/home/archives/2005/06/_microformats_a.html Microformats and do-it-yourself vertical search aggregation]
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== microformats specifications ==
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=== People, Companies, Organizations ===
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* [[hcard|hCard]]
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=== Calendars and Events ===
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* [[hcalendar|hCalendar]]
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=== Opinions, Ratings and Reviews ===
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* [[vote-links|VoteLinks]]
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* [[hreview|hReview]]
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=== Social Networks ===
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* [http://gmpg.org/xfn XFN - XHTML Friends Network]
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=== Licenses, open source, content sharing ===
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* rel="license" - [[rel-license|RelLicense]] - in use by:
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** [http://creativecommons.org/ Creative Commons]
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=== Tags, keywords, categories ===
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* rel="tag" - [[rel-tag|RelTag]] - in use by:
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** [http://technorati.com/ Technorati]
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** [http://evdb.com/ EVDB]
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** numerous content authoring platforms (blogging tools etc.)
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* [http://thecommunityengine.com/home/archives/2005/05/xfolk_entry_04.html xFolk] with specific application to distributed social bookmarking.  In use by:
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** [http://de.lirio.us/ de.lirio.us]
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** [http://blogmarks.net blogmarks]
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** Other implementations pending for [http://thecommunityengine.com/home/archives/2005/06/_microformats_a.html Microformats and do-it-yourself vertical search aggregation].
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=== Lists and Outlines ===
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* [[xoxo|XOXO]]
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** [[xoxo-sample-code|XOXO code]]
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=== hyperlink relationships ===
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** tracked by [http://technorati.com/live/votes.html Technorati Votes]
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** rel="nofollow" - [[rel-nofollow|relNoFollow]] - in use by:
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*** [http://google.com/ Google]
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*** [http://technorati.com/ Technorati]
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=== Foundation ===
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* [http://gmpg.org/xmdp XMDP - XHTML Meta Data Profiles]
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== microformats based specifications ==
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The beauty of small and simple microformats is that they can easily be reused as building blocks to for richer formats and specifications.
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=== Attention ===
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* [http://developers.technorati.com/wiki/attentionxml Attention.XML]
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** is built with the following microformats
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*** [[XOXO]]
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*** [http://gmpg.org/xfn XFN]
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*** [[votelinks]]
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** AttentionQuery for applications and services
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** Prototype OPML converter at http://www.technorati.com/attention.html
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== microformats experiments and first thoughts ==
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=== Reviews ===
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* [[hreview]]
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* [[reviews-formats]] - research into existing review schemas and formats to attempt to understand the common simple subset that makes sense to turn into a microformat, as well as analysis of existing review markup structures used for presentation.
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=== News Story Relationships ===
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* [http://holovaty.com/blog/archive/2005/03/18/0033 Online news relationships]
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=== Podcasts ===
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* [[podcast-metadata]] - A standard for using HTML to markup podcast "show notes" blog posts with machine usable metadata
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=== Robots Exclusion ===
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* [[robots-exclusion]]
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* introduction in [http://peterjanes.ca/blog/archives/2004/08/24/xmdp-style-robot-profile XMDP-style Robot Profile]
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** [http://peterjanes.ca/blog/archives/2005/04/07/robot-blocking-microformat updated post]
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=== Exams and certification ===
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* [[examl]]
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=== Job postings ===
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* [http://www.buzzmachine.com/archives/2005_04_12.html#009446 Jeff Jarvis - The future of classifieds] outlines the coming demand for a distributed job posting microformat.
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=== Hymns ===
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* [http://42.blogs.warnock.me.uk/2005/04/open_formats_fo.html Open Formats for Services: Hymns]
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=== Comments ===
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* [http://an9.org/devdev/mfComment An idea for structuring blog comments]
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=== WikiFormats ===
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* [http://communitywiki.org/WikiFormats WikiFormats] - making formats out of materials common to most all wiki: bold, italic, links, and maybe lists.
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=== Projects ===
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* [http://dannyayers.com/xmlns/hdoap/profile/ hDOAP] - DOAP (Description of a Project) RDF, rev-engineered to microformat
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== Discussion ==
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* See [http://www.technorati.com/cosmos/referer.html blogs discussing this page].
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* Interesting [http://microformats.org/wiki/A_New_Kind_of_Science parallels between microformats and NKS principles].
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Revision as of 18:36, 28 June 2005

microformats

What are microformats?

microformats are:

microformats are not:

the microformats principles

microformats was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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