Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Intro to Microformats

Microformats: Digging Deeper into the Web by Ben Ward is a short introduction to the topic. It would have been nice to see some mention of COinS, since this is a publication for information workers.
Extracting, repurposing and combining information is a core activity for info pros so it's good to know that we are being helped with this on the Web, even if we are not aware of it. Ben Ward describes how microformats - vocabularies which enable recurring information to be described and then reused - are making content available in a richer form and facilitating the combining of data.

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