[etech06] Microformats

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 … Continue reading “[etech06] Microformats”

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.

tantek.com/presentations/2006/03/microformats-etech

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.

Yoz Grahame from Ning is next – They’ve built a simple Group app that allows people to share things – it’s got embedded microformats, running through the technorati microformats processor. They’ve added a current events widget that exports some javascript or php that you can embed in your blog that receive the feeds of events, and then spits out icalendar data.

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.

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