the term microformat and encouraging people to play (was Re:[uf-discuss] Comments from IBM/Lotus rep about Microformats)

Tantek Ç elik tantek at
Tue Dec 12 11:16:18 PST 2006

On 12/12/06 10:40 AM, "S. Sriram" <ssriram at> wrote:

> What ufs(.org) has done is bring about a new category i.e. microformats
> into the collective mindspace, similar to Palm computers.
> Without a brand name to go with the category microformats,
> What will happen, is the Darwinian like splintering of categories into sub
> categories as in iPod, Zune, BlackBerry etc.

The term nor site microformats(.org) did not bring about a new category.

The category pre-existed: semantic (X)HTML.

"microformats" is the specific "brand" (your term) of semantic (X)HTML that
follows the microformats principles and process.

You could say that RDFa is another "brand" of semantic (X)HTML that follows
its own principles.


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