[microformats-discuss] Microformats and the Semantic Web
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
For dev problems and solutions, we have the microformats-dev list and
http://microformats.org/wiki. What are we lacking?
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