Definitions

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  • n. A simple data format that can be embedded in a webpage.

Etymologies

micro- +‎ format (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I think it would be helpful to start by defining the problem that this microformat is intended to solve.

    A design pattern for image and figure alignment | FactoryCity

  • In fact, most of the entire stack will end up as strictly JavaScript and XHTML storage unites once we see some diversification in microformat schemas.

    A combined view of the world | FactoryCity

  • Wikipedia: Microformat: A microformat is a web-based approach to semantic markup that seeks to re-use existing XHTML and HTML tags to convey metadata and other attributes.

    TWiki.Codev

  • Rather than giving you some vague statement like "a microformat is a new way of organizing information on the web" (double huh), here's an example: the Nofollow attribute: rel = "nofollow" Insert this ...

    StraightUpSearch

  • Launched in May following work with media consultancy Innovation, i has been described as a microformat newspaper.

    News from Journalism.co.uk

  • The great minds who run the Associated Press seem to think their scheme is going to be enforced by a special "microformat".

    Big surprise: Big media wants to make bigger profits from the Internet

  • Hi Pradeep, I think I’m right in saying that a microformat is a way to communicate meaningful data via technology – so the hrecipe microformat let’s ‘robots’ know that the information contained in this webpage is in fact a recipe.

    Recipe: Moroccan Chicken with Rice

  • AP's announcement, the news registry it plans to set up relies on a new "microformat," described thusly:

    Waxy.org Links

  • "A microformat is a web-based approach to semantic markup that seeks to re-use existing XHTML and HTML tags to convey metadata and other attributes.

    Articles, Opinions & Lab - MIX Online

  • a key player in the "microformat" community, is also happy to see Twitter experimenting with metadata, but is concerned about the potential impact.

    GigaOM

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