Non-visible microformats was [uf-discuss] Principles ofMicroformats?

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at
Thu Dec 21 04:30:54 PST 2006

Benjamin West wrote:
> Without commenting on the rest, I'd just like to point out 
> that the main reason for avoiding invisible meta data is 
> because visible data is updated more often than invisible 
> data.  Spam is secondary to this principle. This is a 
> usability phenomenon, not a spam prevention measure. 

That is only true when humans are doing the updating. It is not necessarily
true if the pages are generated from a database and the database is what
gets updated.  

It also does not consider non-visible metadata that is created by apps such
as CMS, Wikis, Blogs, etc.

-Mike Schinkel

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