More Microformats

The http://microformats.org site has a comprehensive listing of well-established microformats that are broadly adopted, as well as nascent microformat efforts that are being designed. Table E-1 provides a summary of several types of content and the microformats that have been developed to represent them.

Table E-1. Examples of microformats

Microformat

Content

hCard

People, organizations, contacts

adr, geo

Address and latitude/longitude location

hCalendar

Calendars and events

hReview

Reviews, ratings

XOXO

Lists and outlines

XFN

Social network relationships

rel-license

Licenses

rel-tag

Tags, topics, categories

xFolk

Tagged links

rel-directory

Directory inclusion

rel-enclosure

Enclosures to be downloaded

VoteLinks

Votes

rel-nofollow, Robots Exclusion

Robot exclusion/filtering

hAtom

Syndicated content

hResume

Resumes

XMDP

(X)HTML metadata profiles

More than the microformats themselves, the http://microformats.org site is the center of an open community of web designers and developers with very active irc channels, email lists, and wiki pages, and it is a great place to learn more about how to use microformats.

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