[uf-discuss] Storing Microformats

Tom Morris bbtommorris at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 16:12:36 PDT 2007

On 9/17/07, Paul Kinlan <paul.kinlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the other ideas that I am toying with is a Microformat spider,
> that crawls the web looking for microformats, storing them and then
> allowing them to be searched.   My question is: How are people storing
> the data present in microformats so that they can be searched and
> maintained and consumed in applications etc?

Another possible approach is to use an RDF triple store. You can then
use the GRDDL transformation standard to extract RDF data out of
microformats (they exist for a fair few microformats), then store that
data in a triple store. It may not be appropriate for some
microformats (XOXO comes to mind), but for a lot of them it'd be quite
feasible. And you could then query it with SPARQL, a SQL-like language
for RDF.

If you come up with a good way of mapping microformats to a relational
database, it would seem like an ideal thing to share on the wiki.

Tom Morris

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