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This page provides an overview of 13 articles related to 'microformats', listing most recently updated content first. 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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A microformat is a web-based approach to semantic markup which seeks to re-use existing HTML/XHTML tags to convey metadata and other attributes in web pages and other contexts that support (X)HTML, such as RSS. This approach allows software to process information intended for end-users (such as contact information, geographic coordinates, calendar events, and the like) automatically. Although the content of web pages is technically already capable of "automated processing", and has been since the inception of the web, such processing is difficult because the traditional markup tags used to display information on the web do not describe what the information means. Microformats can bridge this gap by attaching semantics, and thereby obviate other, more complicated, methods of automated processing, such as natural language processing or screen scraping. The use, adoption and processing of microformats enables data items to be indexed, searched for, saved or cross-referenced, so that information can be reused or combined. (Excerpt from Wikipedia article: Microformat)

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

  • Number of articles referring to 'microformats': 13 (0.7% of published articles)
  • Total references to 'microformats' across all Ariadne articles: 45
  • Average number of references to 'microformats' per Ariadne article: 3.46
  • Earliest Ariadne article referring to 'microformats': 2005-07
  • Trending factor of 'microformats': 0 (see FAQs on monitoring of trends)

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Top authors

Ariadne contributors most frequently referring to 'microformats':

  1. shirley keane (see articles on this topic by this author)
  2. brian kelly (see articles on this topic by this author)
  3. peter binkley (see articles on this topic by this author)
  4. mike rylander (see articles on this topic by this author)
  5. michael j. giarlo (see articles on this topic by this author)

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Web Focus: The WWW 2005 Conference

Brian Kelly provides his impressions including reports of areas of doubt and uncertainty - but also of an exciting new development.

July 2005, issue44, tooled up

Serving Services in Web 2.0

Theo van Veen shows with the help of an example, how standardised descriptions of services can help users control the integration of services from different providers.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

OpenID: Decentralised Single Sign-on for the Web

Andy Powell and David Recordon take a brief look at OpenID and ask what relevance it has to e-learning.

April 2007, issue51, feature article

Newsline

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

October 2007, issue53, news and events

News and Events

Ariadne presents a brief summary of news and events.

April 2007, issue51, news and events

IWMW 2007: Next Steps for the Web Management Community

Shirley Keane reports on the wide range of presentations given at this year's Institutional Web Management Workshop.

July 2007, issue52, event report

IWMW 2006: Quality Matters

Adrian Stevenson reports on the 10th Institutional Web Management Workshop held at the University of Bath over 14-16 June 2006.

July 2006, issue48, event report

Introducing UnAPI

Dan Chudnov and a team of colleagues describe unAPI, a tiny HTTP API for serving information objects in next-generation Web applications.

July 2006, issue48, feature article

Institutional Web Management Workshop 2008: The Great Debate

Adrian Tribe reports on a three-day conference designed for professionals involved in the provision of institutional Web services, organised by UKOLN and held at King's College, University of Aberdeen in July 2008.

July 2008, issue56, event report

Get Tooled Up: SeeAlso: A Simple Linkserver Protocol

Jakob Voss combines OpenSearch and unAPI to enrich catalogues.

October 2008, issue57, feature article

Folksonomies: The Fall and Rise of Plain-text Tagging

Emma Tonkin suggests that rising new ideas are often on their second circuit - and none the worse for that.

April 2006, issue47, feature article

Book Review: Website Optimization

Pete Cliff used to think 'Website Optimisation' simply meant compressing images and avoiding nested tables, but in this he book finds out how much more there is to it, even in the Age of Broadband.

October 2008, issue57, review

Book Review: Pro Web 2.0 Mashups

Ralph LeVan looks at a comprehensive work on how to consume and repurpose Web services.

October 2008, issue57, review

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