Writing Microformats

Besides consuming Microformats - it's useful to know how to produce them. Assaf Arkin has extracted a Microformat Helper from his scrAPI plugin. It supports hAtom, basic hCard, and the datetime design pattern currently - and should be easy to add some more microformats. Check out his Microformat Helper Cheatsheet if you're addicted to that sort of thing.

Out of the Ruby realm, BlogHelper has a good set of tools and howtos for Using Microformats in WordPress.

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.