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1. English version
1.1. Launch Definition
1.2. MicroFormats Community
1.3. External resources
1.4. Discussion
2. LangueFrançaise
2.1. Autres ressources (hors site officiel) :


1. English version

1.1. Launch Definition

The current definition on the [home page] says:

    ''Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, 
     open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards.'' 
by Dan Cederholm with help from Tantek Çelik for the launch of [microformats.org] on June 20th, 2005.

MicroFormats are a set of open data formats used to mark up XHTML content to provide a bit of semantic meaning. Proponents often categorize Microformats as part of the "lowercase" semantic web, to distinguish it from the lofty (and by some accounts unnattainable) goal of the "SemanticWeb."

1.2. MicroFormats Community

Based on :

GodKings (to be completed)

### TourBus Template (to be completed)

 Gabarit TourBus:
 name: MicroFormats-wiki
 tour bus stop URL: to be defned
 host and e-mail: Rohit Khare and Commece Net - email to be completed
 language: Multilingual
 mission: support the MicroFormats spec.
 wiki-software (clone) used: MediaWiki
 geographical location: none
 neighbourhood: CraoWiki, FractalWiki, WikiIndex (to be completed)
 date of birth: 2005 (origin technorati developers' wiki)
 pages/homepages: 1633 / 652
 open or closed: Login, Creative Commons
 tour connections / current: 
 tour connections / wanted: ?
 date of last update (this template): July, 3th 2006

1.3. External resources

1.4. Discussion

Initiated in five minutes through Chris Messina during a previous BarCamp? in Paris, I'm currently trying to understand the microformat's way and the way we could use them in wikis. This page is a stub and opened primarily to have any opinion from the mb community about uses of microformats in future wiki-engines. A first discussion has been opened on the wiki-spec. May be it could be interesting if any mb's expert could check it and complete it : http://microformats.org/wiki/wiki-formats. Currently feeling really newbie and shy to write any words on this previous page :-)

Also discovered rapidly that some wikis currently embed some MicroFormats (BarcampWiki?, WikiTravel, OpenGuides, ... this list will be completed and described). Let's say for the moment, ... I'm really newbie on this topic, enthusiast on the idea and would be happy to exchange any experience on a few questions :

Finally, a last point of view on the social dynamics if you visit the official wiki. The wiki has imho (as I'm not a programmer) a very [strong wiki-process] to define some specs. ThreadMode don't seem welcome (even if they currently use MediaWiki engine with the discusion tab). The wiki is focused on DocumentMode with strong reworking. Discussions are held essentially on a traditional mailing-list and on irc.

Any reaction would be welcomed. Thanks in advance.

-- ChristopheDucamp


2. LangueFrançaise

Les microformats sont un ensemble de formats ouverts de données utilisées pour baliser le contenu XHTML afin de lui fournir un peu de sens sémantique. Les partisans classent souvent les MicroFormats comme une section "minuscule" du web sémantique, afin de le distinguer de l'objectif imposant (et par certains aspects inatteignable) du "WebSémantique?."

La page d'accueil officielle du wiki est ouverte sur :

2.1. Autres ressources (hors site officiel) :


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