Citation Microdata Example

An experimental microdata markup of a citation and reference.

A citation and a reference


In each of the successively more derived clades Ornithodira, Dinosauria, and Saurischia, the primitive state was an increasingly long neck [Sereno 1991]


Markup and RDF graph


<html itemscope="" itemid="" itemtype="">
<blockquote itemprop="hasCitation" 
  itemscope="" itemtype="">
  <p itemprop="citeText">In each of the successively more derived clades Ornithodira,...
   <cite itemprop="reference" itemscope="" itemid="doi:10.2307/3889336">[Sereno 1991]</cite>
<ul id="references">
  <li itemprop="citation" 
    itemscope="" itemtype=""
    <span itemprop="author" itemscope="" itemtype="">
      <span itemprop="familyName">Sereno</span> <span itemprop="givenName">PD</span>
    (<span itemprop="datePublished">1991</span>)
    <cite itemprop="name">
      <a itemprop="url" href="">
       Basal archosaurs: phylogenetic relationships and functional implications
      <cite class="source">Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Memoir</cite>
      <span class="volume">2</span>:<span class="fpage">1</span>
Extacted RDF graph:

Note: Citation resource (_:arcccdfb1 in the above graph) is optional, i.e. article-to-article citation is represented without it. However, it can also describe

Some terms in the example (e.g. schema:hasCitation, schema:Citation and schema:reference) are just experimental and not yet defined in