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Welcome to the microformats wiki!

Please start with the Introduction to Microformats page and read How to Play before making any edits.

Introduction

Definition

Microformats are small bits of HTML that represent things like people, events, tags, etc. in web pages.

Microformats enable the publishing of higher fidelity information on the Web, providing the fastest and simplest way to support feeds and APIs for your website. See more explanations of what are microformats, and what you can do with them.

How to contribute

Do you want to help take microformats to the next level? You can:

Specifications

Microformats open standards specifications.

Drafts

  • adr - for marking up address information
  • Geo - for marking up WGS84 geographic coordinates (latitude; longitude)
  • hAtom - syndicating episodic content (e.g. weblog postings)
  • hResume - for publishing resumes and CVs
  • hReview - hReview creator
  • rel-directory - to indicate that the destination of a hyperlink is a directory listing containing an entry for the current page
  • rel="enclosure" - for indicating attachments (e.g. files) to download and cache
  • rel="home" - indicate a hyperlink to the homepage of the site
  • rel-payment - indicate a payment mechanism
  • robots exclusion
  • xFolk

Design Patterns

Design patterns are common uses of markup across microformats.

Exploratory Discussions

See: Exploratory Discussions for details of research and analysis of real-world Best Practices for Examples Pages, existing formats, and brainstorming of possible new microformats, per the microformats The microformats process. Such work is categorised as being:

Examples

resources

See resources.

user centric development

shared work areas

tools, test cases, additional research

The first place to look for examples, code, and test cases is in the pages for each individual microformat. There are only a few cross-cutting tools and services that need to process more than one microformat. That section is intended for editors, parsers, validators, test cases, and other information relevant across multiple microformats.

microformats wiki translations

You may read and edit microformats articles in many other languages:

See also List of microformats wiki translations, and how-to-start-a-new-translation.