[uf-discuss] RDFa and microformats

brian suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Tue May 30 08:44:51 PDT 2006

Hello Evan, last week I had a conversation with several of the Guys
behind SemaWiki. They have written code for the MediaWiki that allows
you to include RDF Triples into the Wiki formatting.

Their presentations are all online:

As for the preferred way to embed RDF into HTML, please see the W3C note

Great to hear that WikiTravel is considering using Microformats. If you
have any specific technical issues, please feel free to bring them up on
the MF-Dev List.


Evan Prodromou wrote:
> 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
> Wikipedia.
> 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:
>         http://evan.prodromou.name/RDFa_vs_microformats
> Note that this is my opinion only, not that of my employers nor of the
> MediaWiki development group.
> Thanks for your time,
> ~Evan
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