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Microformats: Empowering Your Markup for Web 2.0 by John Allsopp

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PART ONE INTRODUCINGMICROFORMATS

In this first part of the book, we'll examine what microformats are, their origins, the motivation for their development, the principles underpinning their development, and why you should be starting to use them in your web development projects. We'll also survey the current state of the art, and look at which publishers, services, and tools currently use or support microformats. But first, let's begin at the beginning with the simple question, What exactly are microformats?

1 WHAT ARE MICROFORMATS?

If you've been developing for the Web for any period of time, you'll have seen new concepts and technologies come (and many of them go) thick and fast. Some, like Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), stick and change the ...

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