[uf-discuss] uF dumped in tag soup?
ryan at technorati.com
Wed Jun 20 11:57:51 PDT 2007
On Jun 15, 2007, at 8:15 AM, Dougal Campbell wrote:
> Okay, so I started a new job recently.
> The web site and service has a lot to do with SEO. But despite
> that, the
> HTML is a mess of table-based layout and tag soup. I'm hoping I can
> change that in time, but it won't happen quickly. But one of the main
> reasons that I think it's possible to change it is because I think
> the interest in microformats, and the related boost in search indexing
> from Technorati and friends, will appeal to my boss. And from there, I
> have a stepping stone to the benefits of POSH in a more general sense.
> So I guess my question is, if I manage to shove some microformats
> (rel-tag, hCard and hReview come to mind) into the middle of our
> ugly-as-sin markup, are we going to get raked across the coals? :)
Go for it. It's not guaranteed to work everywhere, since tag soup
parsing isn't well defined and interoperable (we're working on that,
Many tools use tidy or libxml2's html parsing interface, so most will
work pretty well already.
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