[microformats-discuss] Microformats and the Semantic Web

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Wed Aug 10 09:05:55 PDT 2005

On Aug 10, 2005, at 7:55 AM, Bud Gibson wrote:

> My observation is that accessibility engenders adoption.
> The nice thing about microformats is that, while they sacrifice a  
> lot of representational power, they maintain the valuable core  
> proposition of representing data in familiar markup constructs.   
> People familiar with the standard html toolset look at that and say  
> to themselves, "I can at least attempt it".  I'm not sure as many  
> people say that when confronted with RDF.
> In some not very precise way, I see microformats as being to RDF  
> what CSS is to XSLT.  Microformats will be adequate for many, and  
> some, having cut their teeth on microformats may move to the next  
> level (which for both XSLT and RDF actually means being willing to  
> adopt a whole new mindset).
> On the microformats end, I'm convinced we need a hacks site to  
> collect dev problems and solutions.  I'll have more on this idea  
> later.

For dev problems and solutions, we have the microformats-dev list and  
http://microformats.org/wiki. What are we lacking?


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