Tantek Celik is talking about microformats and then there will be a series of lightning demos.
He starts by showing that there’s a set of hcard markup on the speaker’s page for the conference, and you can import the data via a vcard conversion into your address book.
The microformats embed existing data standards into html by using class names.
More than just “good class names” – as few formats as we can
– principles keep things “micro”
– process emphasizes getting real
– community minimizes duplicates
What’s the process?
1. pick a specific, simple problem and define it.
2. research and document current web publishing behavior – if you can find patterns, imply a schema from it.
3. document existing formats in the problem area
4. brainstorm with implied schema/reuse names
5. iterate within the community.
Create your own hCard – use the hCard creator or use hCard authoring tips to markup your contact info. PUblish it on your site – add a link to it in hCard New Examples – Add yourself to the wiki
Kevin is now talking about reltags – keywords set free. There’s also reldirectory.
Rohit Khare is talking about microsearch.
Mark Pilgrim is showing a greasmonkey sricpt called mack line that he calls a personal command line for the web – it finds microformat data that you’ve seen in your browser.
Shawn Cornell (sp?) from AOL is showing ways of using microformats to work with the DOM to implement things like drag & drop in the browser http://iamalpha.com/.module/gallery/index.html
Joe Gregorio is talking about how he’s using microformats to implement secure syndication. There’s markup to embed encrypted content in a portion of a web page and to specify which kind of encryption is used. There’s a greasemonkey script that handles the encryption and stuffs the resulting dhtml back into the DOM to display it on the page.