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Revision as of 18:34, 24 June 2007

Welcome to the microformats wiki!

Please start with the introduction page and read how-to-play before making any edits.

Contents

Getting Started

Definition

One popular definition from our mailing list (see also: mailing-lists) is "simple conventions for embedding semantics in HTML to enable decentralized development." More precisely, microformats can be defined as:

simple conventions
for embedding semantic markup
for a specific problem domain
in human-readable (X)HTML/XML documents, Atom/RSS feeds, and "plain" XML
that normalize existing content usage patterns
using brief, descriptive class names
often based on existing interoperable standards
to enable decentralized development
of resources, tools, and services

"Or do you just use your browser to browse? That's so 20th century." -- Mark Pilgrim

See more explanations of what are microformats, and what you can do with them.

How to contribute

Do you want to help take microformats to the next level? You can:

Specifications

Microformats open standards specifications (see also: implementations, examples-in-the-wild)

Drafts

Design Patterns

Design patterns are common uses of markup across microformats.

Exploratory Discussions

Per the microformats process: research and analysis of real-world examples, existing formats, and brainstorming to motivate the microformat. Please check rejected-formats before making additions.

Examples

Tools, Test Cases and Additional Research

The first place to look for examples, code, and test cases is in the pages for each individual microformat. There are only a few cross-cutting tools and services that need to process more than one microformat. This section is intended for editors, parsers, validators, test cases, and other information relevant across multiple microformats.

resources

shared work areas

microformats wiki translations in other languages

You may read and edit microformats articles in many other languages:


See also other-languages, and how-to-start-a-new-translation.

Main Page was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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