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Microformats Extensions

Part of the remit of the Dreamweaver Task Force is to work with the online Dreamweaver community to encourage and assist in the adoption of web standards. Whilst a lot of our effort has been to work alongside Macromedia to help shape the support for standards within the Dreamweaver product line (after all, there’s no point us tell you guys to use standards if the tool makes it hard to do so), there are some things it’s not reasonable to expect the Dreamweaver engineers to tackle right away.

One such example is Microformats. As a rapidly evolving area of development, it makes more sense for support for Microformats to be implemented as a Dreamweaver Extension. So that’s what we have done.

The below extension (ideally for use with Dreamweaver 8, although should work for MX and above) implements a few simple Insert Bar Objects to help Dreamweaver users to add hCalendar, hCard, rel-license, rel-tag and XFN data to their documents. After installing, you’ll find a new Microformats category on your Insert Bar. Support for more formats is to follow, so check back.

Please Note: The current version is beta quality software, and is provided at this time for testing purposes only. We’ve heard of extensions causing the occasional crash of Dreamweaver, so save your work first.

Download Microformats Extension Beta 0.6.0.

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