‘This Week in Microformats’ is a weekly summary of notable microformats activity from mailing lists, wiki, events and the wider web.
On the wiki
- Along with the revival of our ‘This Week in Microformats’ posts, they are now drafted live and in public on the wiki. You can make your own contributions for next week’s post. We hope this will make it easier to keep these updates coming out regularly. Next weeks post is drafted at ThisWeek/2008-03-17 on the wiki
Developments on uf-new
- Microformats for Slide Show/Presentations – What’s the State-of-the-Art?
- David Janes asks about how to parse microformats when they are spread over multiple pages (Multi-Paged XFN)
- A new discussion on hCalendar, concerning whether some hEvent properties could be shared across entire calendars, to better match publishing patterns.
On the web
- Microsoft adapts parts hAtom into an IE8 feature called webslices. Discussion.
- Sarah Bourne, Chief Technology Strategist for Massachusetts compares RDFa and microformats and draws attention to a number of accessibility and standardization issues, we’re pleased to say that some of these have already been fixed, or are being worked on. Discussion, and comments.
- hAtom 0.2 meeting photos at SGFooCamp.
- XTiger templating/structured editing language, used for microformats: Templates, Microformats and Structured Editing. Discussion.
- Popular webdesign site Sitepoint discusses microformats: Microformats – Plugging the Gaps in HTML
- Yahoo! Search announced their new Open Search platform, allowing third parties to build on top of search, enhancing results with various semantic technologies including microformats.
This week’s entry was put together with contributions from Ben Ward, David Janes and Gerald Bauer.