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This page provides an overview of 1 article related to 'microdata'. Note that filters may be applied to display a sub-set of articles in this category (see FAQs on filtering for usage tips). Select this link to remove all filters.

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Microdata is a WHATWG HTML5 specification used to nest semantics within existing content on web pages. Search engines, web crawlers, and browsers can extract and process Microdata from a web page and use it to provide a richer browsing experience for users. Microdata use a supporting vocabulary to describe an item and name-value pairs to assign values to its properties. Microdata helps technologies such as search engines and web crawlers better understand what information is contained in a web page, providing better search results. Microdata is an attempt to provide a simpler way of annotating HTML elements with machine readable tags than the similar approaches of using RDFa and Microformats. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Microdata)

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Metadata related to 'microdata' (as derived from all content tagged with this term):

  • Number of articles referring to 'microdata': 5 (0.3% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'microdata' across all Ariadne articles: 7
  • Average number of references to 'microdata' per Ariadne article: 1.40
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'microdata': 1998-09
  • Trending factor of 'microdata': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'microdata':

  1. wendy white (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. janette cochrane (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. stuart macdonald (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. luis martinez (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. sue pettit (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography

Planet SOSIG: Exploring Planet SOSIG: Law, Statistics and Demography: Janette Cochrane, Sue Pettit and Wendy White. Planet SOSIG continues its review of the main SOSIG subject sections, highlighting the resources that the Internet can offer to those working in the different fields of the social sciences.

September 1998, issue17, regular column

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by Dr. Radut