Category Archives: microformats

one way to improve amazon

This was actually Tantek’s idea, from a microformats discussion. Support “TITLE by AUTHOR” syntax. Use “by” to split the query.

microformats: process discussion: search results as evidence

Before creating a microformat, the process demands a couple of concrete actions to be taken first. The general idea is to document current authorship techniques. If current techniques make it possible to encode a piece of information, there is no need for a microformat. Thus, we set ourselves up to make it difficult to create […]

microformats: new mailing list

The microformats community has had some phenomenal success in cataloging and researching techniques for non-lossy encoding of data in HTML. The growth in the community created a need for a new mailing list dedicated to discussing new ideas. So, after extensive discussions and voting on the wiki, the admins have just created a new list: […]

toolbox: Give Yourself a URI with Hcard

Summary Use to describe yourself on a web page People are more important than computers. The “person” datatype, and implications for Search Presenting Hcard Hello World Hcard Demystified Using an hcard on your web page helps search engines learn more about you, can help people find your site, improves the computing ecosystem, and makes it […]

definition of microformat

A microformat is a specific collection of names, values, and accompanying structure defined through rigorous market research intended to consider pervasive use of semantic html that increases data fidelity in HTML-borne data widely distributed on the web. Microformats are more than one of these, eg: “hcard and hcal are microformats.” This is my definition for […]

idea: three ways to improve amazon

Quick Summary (in order of importance) Adopt openID Opaque Attention Data Subscribe to users’ events Amazon.com’s site is fantastic. I get great recommendations, and I’ve started buying more and more stuff from them. However, there are a couple of things I’d like to see from them, technologically. OpenID Provider OpenID should be supported everywhere. There’s […]

idea: todo: semantic web date selector

Web Page as an API Have you ever heard the expression “your web page is your api” and wondered what it means? A web page is a document. A web page that belongs to you documents the things you’d like to say. In other words, it’s a platform for you to declare your likes and […]

idea: todo: publish to __ plugin

A plugin or bookmarklet or greasemonkey script that takes the highlighted text and creates a blog entry for you (hAtom formatted, of course). It can automatically save it as a draft, not necessarily actually publish. It also facilitates editing your post while browsing. Does flock do this? A google notebook type of interface would be […]

todo: idea: microformats creator/generator improvements

I’m currently working on a quick and dirty hAtom creator based on the hReview creator. I’m getting the urge to do lots of wild and drastic things, which is threatening to derail me from the task at hand. Instead of doing them, I’ll write about them, finish the task at hand, and just let the […]

idea: hyperscope editor to hAtom output

Create a wysiwyg technology to create a literate/outlining/structural editor in hyperscope. Have some specia tools that allow this mechanism to produce hAtom output. An hAtom creator was requested on the microformats mailing list, and my imagination went wild.