Microformats: what are they and why do I care?

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Published on October 27, 2007

Author: adactio

Source: slideshare.net


From the Voices That Matter conference in San Francisco.

microformats what are they ? &why do I care

what are they

RDF Semantic eb W OWL

Separate eb W


Web tandards S

(X)HTML semantic web microformats

same web


low hanging fruit where relationships XFN licensing rel-license people hCard events hCalendar


rel attribute the relationship from the current document to the anchor specified by the href attribute <link rel=“stylesheet” href=“foo.css” /> <a rel=“help” href=“foo.html”>help</a>

rel-license <a rel=“license” href=“http://creativecommons.org/ licenses/by/3.0”> Some rights reserved </a>

XFN <li><a rel=“friend met colleague” href=“http://suda.co.uk/”> Brian Suda </a></li> <li><a rel=“friend met co-worker ” href=“http://andybudd.com/”> Andy Budd </a></li>

class attribute for general purpose processing by user agents

hCard <li class=“vcard”> <a rel=“friend met colleague” class=“fn url” href=“http://suda.co.uk/”> Brian Suda </a></li>

vCard BEGIN:VCARD N:Keith;Jeremy;;; FN:Jeremy Keith ORG:Clearleft; TITLE:Web Developer TEL;type=CELL:+44 7792 069292 END:VCARD


hCalendar Voices That Matter is taking place in San Francisco from October 22nd to 25th. <span class=“summary”> Voices That Matter </span> <span class=“location”> San Francisco </span>

abbr element <abbr title=“2007-10-22” class=“dtstart”> October 22nd </abbr>


expose CSS discover Operator convert Technorati mashup portability why do I care

last.fm upcoming google maps flickr semantic web of data pownce flume yahoo local twitter

API microformats markup text complexity→

what about spam trust growth

The Process

whatare they where how ? & whydo I care

adactio.com thank you microformats.org

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