[uf-discuss] RDFa and microformats

Evan Prodromou evan at prodromou.name
Tue May 30 08:30:50 PDT 2006

Hi, all. My name is Evan Prodromou, and I'm a web developer. I founded
Wikitravel (http://wikitravel.org/ ) and I'm also a developer on
MediaWiki (http://www.mediawiki.org/ ), the software that runs

I'm very interested in embedding semantic data into XHTML pages, and
implementing microformats is a big part of my dev work for Wikitravel
and MW. However, I'm concerned about the future of the project and it's
incompatibility with RDFa (http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-rdfa-primer/ ),
the W3C plan for embedding RDF in XHTML.

I'd like to know what the plan is for dealing with this incompatibility.
Ignore RDFa? Hope it goes away? Compete in the marketplace of ideas?

I've written an essay on the topic, which you can see here:
Note that this is my opinion only, not that of my employers nor of the
MediaWiki development group.

Thanks for your time,



Evan Prodromou <evan at prodromou.name>

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