‘This Week in Microformats’ is a summary of notable microformats activity from the mailing lists, wiki, events and the wider web.
On the wiki
- New profiles have been produced for more microformats. These can be optionally placed in the
headelement of a page to indicate the use of particular microformats.
- We’ve reorganised the wiki todo list, so it should be clearer to see what we’re all working towards.
On the µf-Discuss mailing list
- There’s a call for speakers on microformats for the Open Web 2008 Conference in Vancouver on April 14th/15th
On the µf-New mailing list
- Work on hListing is going to resume shortly — Anyone interesting in marking up listings for classifieds and product listings
On the web
- Cognition 0.1α6 has been been released. — A new parser for metadata embedded in HTML, written in Perl and licensed under the GPL v3.
- What is the Semantic Web? What’s Web 3.0? What are Microformats? Why do Microformats matter? —
The “pragmatic” semantic web proposes – let’s just use conventions and best practices for today’s web markup and today’s browsers. Let’s add semantics using Microformats to the event example.
- Mofo – Getting Started w/ Microformats using Ruby – Web 3.0 In Action —
Let’s load up the event listing web page for the Ruby on Rails Workshop on the Yahoo! Upcoming service using mofo – a microformat parser in Ruby.
- On YDN there’s an article on the Kelkoo deployment of hListing and using hKit to consume the microformat into a blog listings widget.
This fortnight’s bulletin was put together with contributions from Frances Berriman, Toby Inkster, Tantek Çelik and Gerald Bauer. To contribute to the next issue, please edit the this-week-2008-03-31 wiki page. Thanks!