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== Current Service Schemas ==
== Current Service Schemas ==
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This page shows a little of the current markup landscape on services sites as the basis for the design of an hService microformat.
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This page shows a little of the current markup landscape on [[services]] sites as the basis for the design of a service microformat.
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== Active Schemas ==
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== existing in use formats ==
* [[http://base.google.com/base/services.txt Google Base Services Schema]]
* [[http://base.google.com/base/services.txt Google Base Services Schema]]
* [[http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/shopsb/shpsb_specs.php Yahoo Universal Schema]]
* [[http://searchmarketing.yahoo.com/shopsb/shpsb_specs.php Yahoo Universal Schema]]
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We're ignoring RFP and contracts-oriented sites because they're not selling services but opportunities, and they're not in common use by a significant proportion of the population.
We're ignoring RFP and contracts-oriented sites because they're not selling services but opportunities, and they're not in common use by a significant proportion of the population.
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== Problems with Active Schemas ==
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== problems with current formats ==
In our view active schemas are too simplistic. Yahoo effectively prohibits service-specific fields, and Google Base permits only service_type as a service-specific field. Not useful if you're selling 5 kinds of garden waste services!
In our view active schemas are too simplistic. Yahoo effectively prohibits service-specific fields, and Google Base permits only service_type as a service-specific field. Not useful if you're selling 5 kinds of garden waste services!
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* Such problems should cite real world examples of services documented on [[service-examples]], otherwise the problems are purely theoretical. [[User:Tantek|Tantek]] 19:37, 2 April 2009 (UTC)
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== Conclusion ==
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== conclusion ==
There is a need for a specific microformat dedicated to providing detailed universal structure to services provided to businesses and consumers.
There is a need for a specific microformat dedicated to providing detailed universal structure to services provided to businesses and consumers.
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== Authors ==
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== authors ==
* [[User:Wowitim|Wowitim]] 17:50, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
* [[User:Wowitim|Wowitim]] 17:50, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Revision as of 19:37, 2 April 2009

Contents

Current Service Schemas

This page shows a little of the current markup landscape on services sites as the basis for the design of a service microformat.

existing in use formats

We're ignoring RFP and contracts-oriented sites because they're not selling services but opportunities, and they're not in common use by a significant proportion of the population.

problems with current formats

In our view active schemas are too simplistic. Yahoo effectively prohibits service-specific fields, and Google Base permits only service_type as a service-specific field. Not useful if you're selling 5 kinds of garden waste services!

conclusion

There is a need for a specific microformat dedicated to providing detailed universal structure to services provided to businesses and consumers.

authors

See Also

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