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

Siegfried Gipp siegfried at
Wed Dec 13 01:30:39 PST 2006

Am Dienstag, 12. Dezember 2006 20:16 schrieb Tantek Çelik:

> "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.

Just to be complete: Simply to use the html elements for what they where 
designed for is at least the first step to semantic (x)html. Even more 
important than microformats and RDFa. If used properly, any single bit of 
html markup _is_ semantic markup.

And, last not least, the rdf and owl effords of the w3c is semantic web, too, 
although it has nothing to do with (x)html. But well, the web is not 
identical to (x)html!


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