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== What are Microformats? ==
 
== What are Microformats? ==
  
Microformats é uma forma simples de adicionar marcas para interpretação humana de tipos de informação como por exemplo eventos, detalhes de contactos or localizações, em páginas web, para que a informação aí contida possa ser extraida por software para ser indexada,pesquisada, gusrdada, 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.
  
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.
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More technically, they are items of semantic markup, using just standard "plain old semantic HTML" (i.e. "[[POSH]]") with a set of common [[class-names]] and "[[rel]]" values. They are open and available, freely, for anyone to use.
  
 
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In short, microformats are the convergence of a number of trends:
 
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# a logical next step in the evolution of web design and information architecture
 
# a logical next step in the evolution of web design and information architecture
# a way for people and organisations to publish richer information themselves, without having to rely upon centralized services
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# a way for people and organizations to publish richer information themselves, without having to rely upon centralized services
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# an acknowledgement that (outside of speci<span class="notspam">alist</span> areas) "traditional" metadata efforts (e.g. meta tags) have either failed or taken so long to garner any adoption, that a new approach was necessary
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== The Appeal to Simplicity ==
 
== 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]].
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* Microformats are a simple effort which has appealed to many frustrated with previous complex efforts.
* 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 also==
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One parallel that has been drawn is to REST in the API / web services world - for more on REST see [[suggested-reading#REST|suggested reading on REST]].
* A list of [[notable-users|some notable users]].
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* Recent [[press]] interviews and [[articles]] are also a good introduction.
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==Get Started ==
* See microformat [[presentations]] for more background and introductory material on [[microformats]].
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* Listen to [[podcasts]] about microformats.
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It's easy to get started with microformats:
* Read the [[faq|FAQs]] for general microformat queries.
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* [[get-started]] with adding microformats to your HTML
* More [[suggested-reading|suggested reading]]
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==Learn More ==
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Learn more about microformats from the microformats.org
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* [http://microformats.org/about/ about page],
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* [http://microformats.org/ blog],
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* [[FAQ]],
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* [[articles]],
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* [[press]],
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* [[presentations]],
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* [[books]],
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* [[podcasts]],
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* [[screencasts]],
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* and more [[suggested-reading|suggested reading]].
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==See Also==
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* [[testimonials]]
 
* [[implement|So you want to implement microformats?]]
 
* [[implement|So you want to implement microformats?]]
* [[presentations]]
 
* [[podcasts]]
 
* [[testimonials]]
 
  
== external ==
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== External Resources==
* Sitepoint has a nice introductory tutorial: [http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/microformats Microformats - Plugging the Gaps in HTML]
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* Premasagar has written up [http://premasagar.com/microformats/compound/ some nice microformats examples with source].
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* Emily Lewis's excellent series of articles:
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** [http://ablognotlimited.com/articles/tag/Getting+Semantic+series/ A Blog Not Limited: Getting Semantic With Microformats Series]
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* Sitepoint has a nice introductory tutorial:  
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** [http://reference.sitepoint.com/html/microformats Microformats - Plugging the Gaps in HTML]
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* Premasagar has written up  
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** [http://premasagar.com/microformats/compound/ some nice microformats examples with source].
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== Translations ==
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* [[introduction-pt-br]] (see also [[introduction-pt-br-2]])
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Latest revision as of 16:28, 18 July 2020

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 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 organizations to publish richer information themselves, without having to rely upon centralized services
  3. an acknowledgement that (outside of specialist areas) "traditional" metadata efforts (e.g. meta tags) have either failed or taken so long to garner any adoption, that a new approach was necessary
  4. a way to use well formed HTML for data.

The Appeal to Simplicity

  • Microformats are a simple effort which has appealed to many frustrated with previous complex efforts.

One parallel that has been drawn is to REST in the API / web services world - for more on REST see suggested reading on REST.

Get Started

It's easy to get started with microformats:

Learn More

Learn more about microformats from the microformats.org

See Also

External Resources

Translations