Organizing the web with microformats

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Microformats are simple HTML tags that reveal information about web data. We'll show you how to take advantage of this handy technology.

A recent concept called the semantic web is building new meaning into ordinary HTML text. Previous issues of Linux Magazine have discussed semantic web initiatives, such as the Simile Project. One of the simplest and most mature semantic web technologies is microformats. Microformats are simple HTML tags that reveal information about the meaning and context of web data. For instance, a microformat tag might specify that text is intended to be part of a resume or business card.