microformats vs. semantic XHTML (was Re: [uf-discuss] Comments from IBM/Lotus rep about Microformats)

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Tue Dec 12 11:26:18 PST 2006

On 12/12/06 11:19 AM, "Siegfried Gipp" <siegfried at rorkvell.de> wrote:

> Am Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2006 17:17 schrieb Tantek Çelik:
>>>> lowercase microformats = unofficial semantic markup embedded in HTML
>>>> uppercase microformats = "Official" Microformat
> There is no such thing as "lowercase microformats". I think that came from the
> socalled "lowercase semantic web" vs. the "uppercase semantic web". The first
> is the grassroots movement we all know as microformats, which is not highly
> official and, most of all, does take a small step approach to semantic web,
> i.e. not defining a new file format, just adding to an existing format. The
> socalled "uppercase semantic web" on the other hand is the rdf and owl effort
> of the w3c, which offers much more, but is hell complicated and defines two
> completely new file formats.

Well said Siegfried.  It's important to remember that bit of history.



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