MNBits: Structure, Scripting, and Standardization
Whew…I’m way behind on my Friday MNBits posts. Well, Summer came, and some major yard work, then we decided to remodel the bathroom, and then the kids started t-ball, and then…oh…I’m rambling. Sorry.
So, on with the MNBits…
Microformats.org is a community web site put together for the sharing of simple, open data formats built upon existing web standards.
Structured Blogging is a site that is focused on bringing more structural markup to blogging…namely via WordPress. One could certainly argue that this may be overkill for blogging, but it is nice to see more thought put towards storing content in a structured manner. My biggest gripe in looking at umpteen Content Management Systems last year was the total lack of structured content support. Whenever I’d ask about it, I’d get a stock answer of ‘Oh, sure…we have a press release module’. Ugh.
So, most folks may have no need for structured markup on their blogs, but many may. The simple explanation used on the site is:
Structured blogging is about making a movie review look different from a calendar entry. On the surface, itâ€™s as simple as that – formatting blog entries around their content.