[uf-discuss] ANN: The Purpose of Microformats
Costello, Roger L.
costello at mitre.org
Sun Oct 15 07:11:00 PDT 2006
Thanks a lot Tantek. That's exactly the kind of feedback I was
I have made a few changes (added a couple new slides, modified a few
slides). Please let me know if this now captures the "purpose of
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On 10/14/06 1:50 PM, "Costello, Roger L." <costello at mitre.org> wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have written a short presentation titled, The Purpose of
> I welcome your comments and suggestions.
Roger, this looks *excellent*.
One major comment.
What you have described is not the purpose of microformats.
What you have described is the purpose of using semantic class names,
modern web developers have been doing in large numbers since 2002, and
originally as early as some of the earliest work that Dan Connolly did
Microformats are *much* more than just using semantic class names, and
unless you cover the differences, then it may actually cause *more*
confusion to people if they get the impression that simply by using
values in the class attribute, that they are using microformats.
E.g. here is a slide from a recent presentation that touches on some of
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