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Microformats

  1. 1. Microformats
  2. 2. What are microformats A microformat is a web-based approach to semantic markup that seeks to re-use existing XHTML and HTML tags to convey metadata and other attributes. This approach allows information intended for end-users (such as contact information, geographic coordinates, calendar events, and the like) to also be automatically processed by software. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microformats
  3. 3. Where can we find them <ul><li>On our own site – Topic pages </li></ul><ul><li>In Event sites like Upcoming.org </li></ul><ul><li>In Review sites like Cork’d </li></ul>
  4. 4. What microformats <ul><li>hCard </li></ul><ul><li>hCalendar </li></ul><ul><li>hReview </li></ul>
  5. 5. hCard for 612 ABC Brisbane <div class=&quot;vcard&quot; > <div class=&quot;fn org“> <a class=&quot;url&quot; href=&quot;http://abc.net.au/brisbane/radio/&quot;>612 ABC Brisbane</a> </div> <div class=&quot;adr&quot;> <div class=&quot;type&quot;> <abbr class=&quot;geo&quot; title=&quot;-27.484448; 152.991486&quot;>Work</abbr> </div> <p class=&quot;street-address&quot;>15 Lissner St</p> <p> <span class=&quot;locality&quot;>Toowong</span> <span class=&quot;region&quot;>QLD</span> <span class=&quot;postal-code&quot;>4066</span> </p> <p class=&quot;country-name&quot;>Australia</p> </div> </div>
  6. 6. hCard <ul><li>a microformat describing a person or organisation </li></ul><ul><li>contact details including geocodes </li></ul><ul><li>enables data to be exported to other formats, including the standard vCard format for address books. </li></ul><ul><li>612 ABC Brisbane </li></ul>
  7. 7. hCalendar <ul><li>is a standard for displaying a semantic representation of information about an event </li></ul><ul><li>It allows parsing tools to extract the details of the event, and display them or search them, or to load them into a calendar or diary program. </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming.org </li></ul>
  8. 8. hReview <ul><li>is a standard for for publishing reviews of books, music, films, restaurants, businesses, holidays, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>It allows parsing tools to extract the details of the review, and display them or search them, or to load them into a calendar or diary program. </li></ul><ul><li>Cork’d </li></ul><ul><li>The Mikado </li></ul>
  9. 9. Other formats <ul><li>rel-alternate – rss feeds </li></ul><ul><li>rel-tag – applied around topic links </li></ul><ul><li>hResume </li></ul><ul><li>GEO </li></ul><ul><li>rel-license </li></ul><ul><li>rel-nofollow </li></ul>

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