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Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 by John Allsopp

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4 LINK-BASED MICROFORMATS:REL-LICENSE, REL-TAG,REL-NOFOLLOW, AND VOTELINKS

By now I'm sure you're itching to get your hands on some actual microformats. The previous chapters covered a lot of reasonably theoretical aspects of HTML that you'll need to understand to really come to grips with microformats in practice. Now it's time to get your hands dirty.

In this chapter, you'll look at a family of microformats based on the link (<a href="...">) element and two particular attributes, rel and rev. All the microformats presented in this chapter are constructed simply by adding one of a set of values to the rel or rev attribute of HTML. But with just this simple pattern, you'll see that you can add quite a lot of metadata, or additional information ...

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