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== Authors ==
== Authors ==
* [[User:Wowitim|Wowitim]] 17:50, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
* [[User:Wowitim|Wowitim]] 17:50, 28 March 2009 (UTC)
== See Also ==
* [[service]]
* [[product]]
* [[hlisting]]

Revision as of 17:57, 28 March 2009

Current Service Schemas

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

Active Schemas

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 Active Schemas

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!


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


See Also