This wiki is the central resource of the microformats community. You’ll find current versions of published microformat specifications, specification drafts and publishing patterns. The wiki also hosts development resources, such as brainstorming pages for new formats and issue tracking pages for all current and in-development microformats.
“XML considers four characters to be whitespace: the carriage return, the linefeed, the tab, and the spacebar space. Microsoft operating systems put both a carriage return and a linefeed at the end of each line of a text file, and people usually refer to the combination as the “carriage return”. XSLT stylesheet developers often get frustrated over the whitespace that shows up in their result documents — sometimes there’s more than they wanted, sometimes there’s less, and sometimes it’s in the wrong place. Over the next few columns, we’ll discuss how XML and XSLT treat whitespace to gain a better understanding of what can happen, and we’ll look at some techniques for controlling how an XSLT processor adds whitespace to the result document.”
“There has been a recent discussion at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) about the state of RDFa, Microdata and Microformats. The Technical Architecture Group (TAG) is concerned about the W3C publishing two specifications that achieve effectively the same thing in incompatible ways. They are suggesting that both RDFa 1.1 and Microdata, in their current state, should not proceed as official specifications until they become more compatible with one another. The W3C intends to launch a quick examination of the situation to determine whether or not there is room for convergence of these technologies.”