Microformats Principles

A key differentiating factor between microformats and other formats are the principles upon which microformats have been researched, designed, and developed.

  1. Solve a specific problem

  2. Start as simple as possible

  3. Design for humans first, machines second

  4. Reuse building blocks from widely adopted standards

  5. Modularity / embeddability

  6. Enable and encourage decentralized and distributed development, content, services