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== Outline ==
== Outline ==

Revision as of 09:39, 26 August 2007

dConstruct Microformats Workshop

One of several microformats Microformats events.


This workshop will cover just about everything to do with microformats. That's the beauty of such a simple technology: it only takes a single day to become an expert. This won’t be a passive presentation: you will learn not just the theory of microformats; you’ll also get down and dirty with some hands-on markup.


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If you are coming to this workshop and there are issues that you want to make sure are addressed, please list them here:

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Here is a rough outline of the structure of the workshop:

  1. Background
    1. Semantic Web (Tantek)
      1. Goals: outline people/events scenario by TBL in MIT Technology Review magazine in 2001 (and later demonstrate how much of that scenario is solved today with microformats)
      2. Formats
        1. RDF, XML
    2. Web Standards (Jeremy)
      1. From tables to the CSS Zen Garden
      2. Semantics in HTML
    3. Questions?
  2. POSH
    1. Markup patterns (Tantek)
      1. Examples
        1. blog quotes
        2. conversations?
    2. Lesser known markup (Jeremy)
      1. Examples
        1. cite attribute?
        2. thead, tbody, summary?
        3. rel attribute
    3. Questions?
  3. Elemental microformats
    1. rel-license (Tantek)
    2. XFN (Jeremy)
    3. rel-tag (Tantek)
    4. Questions?
  4. Philosophy
    1. Scientific method: gather data before forming hypotheses (Tantek)
      1. what information are humans already publishing?
      2. the specific reasons are irrelevant, the 'existence' of the behavior matters
      3. use only information published visibly, it tends to be more accurate than that published invisibly
    2. Progressive problem solving (Jeremy)
      1. solve simple problems before complex problems - simple solutions will often act as building blocks for complex problems, and illuminate how to more easily solve them
      2. solve the most common problems first. by developing ways of sharing the most commonly published/used information types first, more use cases, applications, scenarios will be enabled faster
      3. if only one person seems interested in a problem, it's probably not yet worth the attention of the community
    3. Reusing vocabularies helps communication (Tantek)
      1. reuse rather than reinvent (vocabulary reinvention is a common (e.g. XML) standards mistake = babel)
      2. reuse from existing well implemented interoperable standards
      3. vcard to hcard
      4. icalendar to hcalendar
    4. The Pareto principle (Jeremy)
      1. 80/20
      2. Humans first, machines second
    5. Questions?
  5. Building blocks
    1. The class design pattern (Tantek)
      1. not just for CSS
    2. The abbr design pattern (Jeremy)
      1. datetime
      2. geo
    3. Questions?
  6. hCard
    1. background (Tantek)
      1. spot the contact info exercise
      2. example sites
    2. implementation (Jeremy)
      1. embedding in copy text
      2. fill in the blanks exercise
    3. Questions?
  7. hCalendar
    1. background (Tantek)
      1. spot the event info exercise
      2. example sites
    2. implementation (Jeremy)
      1. fill in the blanks exercise
    3. Questions?
  8. Compound microformats
    1. hResume (Tantek)
    2. hReview (Jeremy)
    3. hAtom (Tantek)
    4. Questions?
  9. Social Network Portability
    1. problem statement: having to re-enter profile info, re-add friends
    2. hCard for sharing profile info
    3. XFN rel="me" for identity consolidation / URL claiming
    4. hCard+XFN for sharing friends lists
    5. supported by sites today (show names/logos)
    6. how to support open user profiles with hCard
    7. how to support open friends lists with hCard+XFN
    8. how to import/subscribe to an open user profile (e.g. Satisfaction, hKit)
    9. how to import/subscribe to an open friends list (e.g. Dopplr)
    10. Backnetwork example (Glenn?)
  10. Extracting microformats
    1. Operator (Tantek)
    2. Bluetooth Tails (Jeremy)
    3. Parsing (Brian)
    4. Questions?
  11. Case study
    1. Yahoo! Europe (Norm!)
    2. Questions?
  12. Creating microformats
    1. The process (Tantek)
      1. first make sure your site is POSH
      2. second make sure your site uses existing microformats in known ways
      3. solve a specific problem
      4. try using existing microformats for your new problem
      5. document existing publishing behaviors of your type of information
    2. Proposals (Jeremy)
    3. Community (Tantek)
      1. wiki
      2. IRC
      3. mailing list
    4. Questions?
  13. The future
    1. More microformats?
    2. More parsers
      1. Firefox 3
    3. More implementations
      1. Google maps
    4. Questions?


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