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style guide

Some notes on styling suggestions for microformats specs.

by Tantek

start with w3c manual of style

In general, a lot has been adapted from the W3C manual of style and that is a good reference to start with.

Some specific changes:


The W3C manual of style section on editors provides some good guidelines for affiliations. We make the following explicit changes from their guidelines:

  • focus on the people not organizations. To better attribute editorship/authorship to individual people (rather than their organizations), microformats specs put affiliations in parentheses.
  • explicit hCard markup. We have begun marking up the editor(s)/author(s) of microformats specs with hCard 1.0.

The hCard spec itself provides a good example of both of these points:

Tantek Çelik (affiliations above)
Brian Suda (


Currently the hCard and hResume specifications have perhaps the most updated/modern use of styling among microformats specifications. Look at those two as an example of what to mimic.

see also