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Microformats |

19/12/2006 Leave a comment

Microformats |
Microformats are one of the trendy new things taking the web by storm and allow users to easily interact with webpages and extract data for their own purposes – eg add events to own calendar.

Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards.

This module is similar to the idea of CCK, but rather than allow the creation of custom content types, the module allows the development of set microformats such as hCard and hCalendar, with scope for the addition of other content types.

This project is still currently in an alpha stage, with a design of the database required first. Input will include JS elements such as a pickable calendar, and output will be both in XHTML format for display, as well as XHTML that can be copied and pasted.
Current Working Modules

* MicroID Module – Dynamicly generates a MicroID hash from a node authors email and the URL of the node. This module then generates a meta tag with the MicroID, and using jQuery also add’s the MicroID to the node’s class.