[uf-discuss] RDFa and microformats

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Tue May 30 08:49:35 PDT 2006

Hi Evan,

RDFa was discussed a week or so ago on this list, and dismissed as  
off-topic for this list for a number of very clear reason. You can  
find the discussion in the uf-discuss archives here: http:// 

The posts you really want to read are those from Tantek Çelik  
(namely: http://microformats.org/discuss/mail/microformats-discuss/ 
2006-May/004144.html). That should answer the questions you've posed.


On 30 May 2006, at 16:30, 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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