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Mini reviews are limited to products on some areas of the site.
Mini reviews are limited to products on some areas of the site.
* rating (0 to 5 stars)
* rating (1 to 5 stars)
** Their mini-review interface has an 'x,' but this does not mean a rating of '0,' but in their own verbiage 'Unrated.' So the interval is 1 to 5 starts, not 0 to 5 stars. --[[User:RyanKing|RyanKing]] 11:43, 18 Jan 2006 (PST)
* ownership status ([x] I own this)
* ownership status ([x] I own this)
* negative interest ([x] Not interested)
* negative interest ([x] Not interested)

Revision as of 19:43, 18 January 2006


Current Reviews Formats

There have been several efforts to define data formats for posting "reviews" of products, services etc. on the Web.

This page serves to document the current list of review schemas, formats, and efforts as background for the design of a simple reviews microformat. -Tantek

Notice that author appears several times in the list below, and that it sometimes refers to the author of the review, and other times to the author of the book being reviewed. A parenthetical will be used to distinguish them now.

Centralized Implementations

Insider Pages

Customer reviews of local businesses


Mini reviews are limited to products on some areas of the site.


Consumer Reviews


Web site or page reviews

Yahoo! Local




SF Survey


delicious 3rd party

iTunes XML

review world

Dinner Buzz

Previous Schemas and Formats

Generic to any kind of review



Simple-Review XML

For specific domains



Thoughts on a Microformat

Thoughts towards a simple MicroFormat subset of earlier efforts, sufficient to express 80/20.

Common review fields

See hReview for the result and evolution of these thoughts on a microformat.

reviews-formats was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969