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== O que são Microformats? ==
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== What are Microformats? ==
  
Microformats é uma forma simples de adicionar marcas para interpretação humana de diferentes tipos de informação como por exemplo eventos, detalhes de contactos ou localizações, em páginas web, de forma a que a informação aí contida possa ser extraída por software para ser indexada, pesquisada, guardada, referenciada ou combinada.
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Microformats are a way of adding simple markup to human-readable data items such as events, contact details or locations, on web pages, so that the information in them can be extracted by software and indexed, searched for, saved, cross-referenced or combined.
  
De uma forma mais técnica, são items ou marcas semânticas que recorrem apenas ao standard "plain old semantic (X)HTML" (i.e. "[[POSH]]") através de um conjunto de [[class-names]] comuns e valores do atributo "[[rel]]". São um formato aberto e estão disponíveis de forma gratuita para todos.
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More technically, they are items of semantic markup, using just standard "plain old semantic (X)HTML" (i.e. "[[POSH]]") with a set of common [[class-names]] and "[[rel]]" values. They are open and available, freely, for anyone to use.
  
== Porquê Microformats ==
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== Why Microformats ==
  
Porque é que nós aparecemos com os microformats?
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Why did we come up with microformats?
  
Em suma, os microformats são a convergência de um conjunto de tendências:
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In short, microformats are the convergence of a number of trends:
# O próximo passo Lógico na evolução do webdesign e na arquitectura de informação.
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# a logical next step in the evolution of web design and information architecture
# Uma forma  de pessoas e organizações têm de publicar por si informações mais ricas, sem terem de se socorrer a serviços centralizados.
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# a way for people and organisations to publish richer information themselves, without having to rely upon centralized services
 
# an acknowledgement that (outside of speci<span class="notspam">alist</span> areas) "traditional" metadata efforts have either failed or taken so long to garner any adoption, that a new approach was necessary
 
# an acknowledgement that (outside of speci<span class="notspam">alist</span> areas) "traditional" metadata efforts have either failed or taken so long to garner any adoption, that a new approach was necessary
 
# a way to use [[(X)HTML]] for data.
 
# a way to use [[(X)HTML]] for data.
  
== O apelo à Simplicidade ==
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== The Appeal to Simplicity ==
  
 
* Microformats are a simple effort which has appealed to many frustrated with previous complex efforts. One parallel that can be drawn is to REST in the web services world - for more on REST see [[suggested-reading#REST|suggested reading on REST]].
 
* Microformats are a simple effort which has appealed to many frustrated with previous complex efforts. One parallel that can be drawn is to REST in the web services world - for more on REST see [[suggested-reading#REST|suggested reading on REST]].
 
* See: [http://www.justinleavesley.com/journal/2005/7/28/web-services-and-the-innovators-dilemma.html Web Services and the Innovators Dilemma] by Justin Leavesley
 
* See: [http://www.justinleavesley.com/journal/2005/7/28/web-services-and-the-innovators-dilemma.html Web Services and the Innovators Dilemma] by Justin Leavesley
  
== Ver ainda ==
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==See also==
 
* A list of [[notable-users|some notable users]].
 
* A list of [[notable-users|some notable users]].
 
* Recent [[press]] interviews and [[articles]] are also a good introduction.
 
* Recent [[press]] interviews and [[articles]] are also a good introduction.
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* [[testimonials]]
 
* [[testimonials]]
  
== Externo ==
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== external ==
 
* Sitepoint has a nice introductory tutorial: [http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/microformats Microformats - Plugging the Gaps in HTML]
 
* Sitepoint has a nice introductory tutorial: [http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/microformats Microformats - Plugging the Gaps in HTML]
 
* Premasagar has written up [http://premasagar.com/microformats/compound/ some nice microformats examples with source].
 
* Premasagar has written up [http://premasagar.com/microformats/compound/ some nice microformats examples with source].

Revision as of 08:07, 9 June 2010

<entry-title>Introduction to Microformats</entry-title>

What are Microformats?

Microformats are a way of adding simple markup to human-readable data items such as events, contact details or locations, on web pages, so that the information in them can be extracted by software and indexed, searched for, saved, cross-referenced or combined.

More technically, they are items of semantic markup, using just standard "plain old semantic (X)HTML" (i.e. "posh") with a set of common existing-classes and "rel" values. They are open and available, freely, for anyone to use.

Why Microformats

Why did we come up with microformats?

In short, microformats are the convergence of a number of trends:

  1. a logical next step in the evolution of web design and information architecture
  2. a way for people and organisations to publish richer information themselves, without having to rely upon centralized services
  3. an acknowledgement that (outside of specialist areas) "traditional" metadata efforts have either failed or taken so long to garner any adoption, that a new approach was necessary
  4. a way to use (X)HTML for data.

The Appeal to Simplicity

See also

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