This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Yahoo Search + Microformats

Wow, somehow I missed this. Yahoo Search will support a whole boatload of microformat and semantic web technologies in the next iteration of its crawler:

"In the coming weeks, we'll be releasing more detailed specifications that will describe our support of semantic web standards. Initially, we plan to support a number of microformats, including hCard, hCalendar, hReview, hAtom, and XFN. Yahoo! Search will work with the web community to evolve the vocabulary framework for embedding structured data. For starters, we plan to support vocabulary components from Dublin Core, Creative Commons, FOAF, GeoRSS, MediaRSS, and others based on feedback. And, we will support RDFa and eRDF markup to embed these into existing HTML pages. Finally, we are announcing support for the OpenSearch specification, with extensions for structured queries to deep web data sources."

That's exciting.

Labels: , ,

OpenID + Google App Engine

Nice; Ryan Barrett created an OpenID provider already in the Google App Engine. This means you can use this to sign into OpenID enabled sites, while using Google App Engine to scale the provider. See the details here.

Labels: , ,

This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours?

Subscribe to Posts [Atom]