Metacrap 0.1. Version History Version 1.3, August 26 2001. Fixed typos. First published version. Version 1.2, May 23 2001. Version 1.1, May 18 2001. Version 1.0, May 15 2001. 1. Metadata is "data about data" -- information like keywords, page-length, title, word-count, abstract, location, SKU, ISBN, and so on. If everyone would subscribe to such a system and create good metadata for the purposes of describing their goods, services and information, it would be a trivial matter to search the Internet for highly qualified, context-sensitive results: a fan could find all the downloadable music in a given genre, a manufacturer could efficiently discover suppliers, travelers could easily choose a hotel room for an upcoming trip. A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be a utopia. 2.2 People are lazy You and me are engaged in the incredibly serious business of creating information. But info-civilians are remarkably cavalier about their information. This laziness is bottomless. 3. Of course not.
HTML5 Microdata Format Generator | Barry Ko Following up on a previous entry on the Microdata Format, I’ve created a completely free, for non-commercial purposes, Microdata Generator for some of the more popular item types: Books, Movies, People, Organizations and Companies, Stores, Restaurants, and Local Businesses. While there are other Microdata Generators and Creators out there, I haven’t found one that correctly nests multiple item types, or integrates the correct Hours of Operation (date/time) item property, which is essential for local businesses and restaurants. Furthermore, I’ve taken the extra step of giving you the option to include line breaks (for those who prefer the raw text format), the option to wrap the labels in a <span> tag, and the option to insert a class into the label span for custom css styling!
HTML Microdata Abstract This specification defines the HTML microdata mechanism. This mechanism allows machine-readable data to be embedded in HTML documents in an easy-to-write manner, with an unambiguous parsing model. It is compatible with numerous other data formats including RDF and JSON. Status of This document This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. This document was edited in place on 23 June 2014 to fix a wrong "Previous Version" link. If you wish to make comments regarding this document in a manner that is tracked by the W3C, please submit them via using our public bug database. The bulk of the text of this specification is also available in the WHATWG HTML Living Standard, under a license that permits reuse of the specification text. Publication as a Working Group Note does not imply endorsement by the W3C Membership. The latest stable version of the editor's draft of this specification is always available on the W3C HTML git repository. 1 Dependencies
Promote Your Content with Structured Data Markup | Structured Data | Google Developers Google Search works hard to understand the content of a page. You can help us by providing explicit clues about the meaning of a page to Google by including structured data on the page. Structured data is a standardized format for providing information about a page and classifying the page content; for example, on a recipe page, what are the ingredients, the cooking time and temperature, the calories, and so on. Google uses structured data that it finds on the web to understand the content of the page, as well as to gather information about the web and the world in general. For example, here is a JSON-LD structured data snippet that might appear on the contact page of the Unlimited Ball Bearings corporation, describing their contact information: Google Search also uses structured data to enable special search result features and enhancements. Structured data is coded using in-page markup on the page that the information applies to.
Mythical Differences: RDFa Lite vs. Microdata HTML5 Microdata and Schema.org By Jason Ronallo Foundation HTML elements have semantics. For example, an ol element is an ordered list, and by default gets rendered with numbers for the list items. HTML5 provides new semantic elements like header, nav, article, aside, section and footer that allow more expressiveness for page authors. A bunch of div elements with various class names is no longer the only way to markup this content. These new HTML5 elements enable new tools and better services for the Web ecosystem. While these new elements provide extremely useful extra information about the sections of content, they do not really describe what the HTML document is about. Fortunately HTML5 includes a syntax called Microdata, that allows web publishers to layer richly structured metadata directly into their Web presentations. To Embed Or Not To Embed One way to communicate structured metadata in HTML is to link your HTML presentation to an alternate representation of your data. A Short History of Structured Data in HTML
About Microformats Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards. Instead of throwing away what works today, microformats intend to solve simpler problems first by adapting to current behaviors and usage patterns (e.g. XHTML, blogging). Microformats are: A way of thinking about dataDesign principles for formatsAdapted to current behaviors and usage patterns (“Pave the cow paths.”)Highly correlated with semantic XHTML, AKA the real world semantics, AKA lowercase semantic web, AKA lossless XHTMLA set of simple open data format standards that many are actively developing and implementing for more/better structured blogging and web microcontent publishing in general. Microformats are not: The microformats principles See the wiki for more detail.
Positioning Content - Learn to Code HTML Lesson 5 One of the best things about CSS is that it gives us the ability to position content and elements on a page in nearly any imaginable way, bringing structure to our designs and helping make content more digestible. There are a few different types of positioning within CSS, and each has its own application. In this chapter we’re going to take a look at a few different use cases—creating reusable layouts and uniquely positioning one-off elements—and describe a few ways to go about each. Positioning with Floats#floats One way to position elements on a page is with the float property. Essentially, the float property allows us to take an element, remove it from the normal flow of a page, and position it to the left or right of its parent element. When the float property is used on multiple elements at the same time, it provides the ability to create a layout by floating elements directly next to or opposite each other, as seen in multiple-column layouts. Floats in Practice Clearing Floats
RDFa Lite 1.1 Status of This Document This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. Other documents may supersede this document. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at This is an Editorial Revision of the Recommendation published on the 7th of June, 2012. W3C is expected to address errata in a future Edited Recommendation of RDFa 1.1 Lite. This document is the culmination of a series of discussions between the World Wide Web Consortium, including the RDFa Working Group, the Vocabularies Community Group, the HTML Working Group, and the sponsors of the schema.org initiative, including Google, Yahoo! This document was published by the RDFa Working Group as a Recommendation. Please see the Working Group's implementation report. This document was produced by a group operating under the 5 February 2004 W3C Patent Policy. 1. This section is non-normative.