Session

Microformats: Web of Data
Brian Suda, n/a, n/a

Track: Web
Date: Tuesday, 19 September 2006
Time: 10:00 - 10:40
Location: Salon Versailles

Microformats allow you to extend the limited semantics of HTML, thus allowing for a richer web of data. By embedding microformats into HTML it is possible to use the semantic meaning to extract unambiguous data from the Web that can then be used in other applications. Microformats focus on how people are already publishing their data online. Then we look to see if there are any well established standards in this area — there is no sense in reinventing the wheel.

Microformats are designed to be unobtrusive, you do not need to change your current workflow and there is no specialized software. If you are familiar with CSS, then you are more than half-way to adding the necessary semantics.

This presentation will discuss the different types of microformats and how to implement them into your own site allowing for the open movement of data around the Web.


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