Friday, May 12, 2006

Microformats

Microformats are emerging metadata schema that use HTML for mark-up. Currently there are microformats for:
  • hCalendar - for events
  • hCard - for contact information
  • hReview(spec) - for reviews
  • rel-directory(spec)- for distributed directory creation and inclusion
  • rel-nofollow, an attempt to discourage 3rd party content spam (e.g. comment spam)
  • rel-tag(spec) - for decentralized tagging (Folksonomy)
  • xFolk(spec) - for tagged links
  • XFN - for social relationships
  • XOXO - for lists and outlines

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget COInS, or however the heck they capitalize it. Microformat for citation information based on OpenURL, which I believe you've blogged about before in fact.

Jonathan

Anonymous said...

I still don't have a clue how to use it yet!
Must it be so hard and cryptic?!

*Disgruntled*

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