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Current Reviews Formats

This page is here for historical reasons only. Please go to review-examples, review-formats, and review-brainstorming for the latest on the topics covered by this document.

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Contributors

This page was contributed from Technorati Developer's Wiki: ReviewsFormats)

Introduction

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

Amazon.com

Mini-review

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

Blogcritics

Consumer Reviews

Epinions

Web site or page reviews

Yahoo! Local

Restaurant

Nearlocal

Yelp

SF Survey

Zagat

delicious 3rd party

iTunes XML

review world

Dinner Buzz

Previous Schemas and Formats

Generic to any kind of review

RVW

RDF Review Vocabulary

Simple-Review XML

For specific domains

Movies

Books

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

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