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April 30th, 2007, 04:43 AM
The concept of microformats (http://microformats.org/) has received a lot of coverage in the web design community over the past few months. Microformats offer a method of marking up your content so that it can be understood as a certain type of content. For example: as a review, a set of contact details, an event or a licence.

Numerous web sites publish reviews using a broad variety of schema for all sorts of things from products (movies, music, books), to businesses (restaurants, hotels, stores), to events (concerts, theatre), to people (artists, leaders, celebrities), to places (landmarks, parks), to online resources (web pages, files), to reviews of reviews themselves.

In order to enable and encourage the sharing, distribution, syndication, and aggregation, of reviews, the hReview (http://microformats.org/wiki/hreview) open standard microformat for distributed reviews has been decided on.

I've submitted this as a suggestion of something to include in a future release of Reviewpost (http://www.photopost.com/forum/showthread.php?t=131631) as it would definitely take RP to the next level.

Have you seen microformats in action on other sites or have any ideas of your own how microformats could benefit Techimo's range of products?