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This is a place to capture other formats efforts that may or may not have any particular applicability to microformats.


past attempts

The following attempts at structured data in HTML have either been abandoned, obsoleted, or discontinued by their creators.

Nonetheless they may be worthy of research and understanding, what motivated their creation, and perhaps why they failed.

current alternatives

Other attempts to promote structured data on the web. Worthy of research and analysis, at a minimum as a source of other formats research per the microformats process:


We can also view each of the past and current alternatives as feedback, whether intended or not, and opportunities to improve microformats. Open source teaches us that great ideas come from everywhere, thus we should analyze and document other efforts, seeking to answer the above questions.

Research (on a separate page) the alternatives to at least answer the following questions (per microformats.org blogpost)

see also

other formats was last modified: Friday, June 20th, 2014