[uf-discuss] Regarding POSH and misuse of the microformats logo

David Mead davidjohnmead at gmail.com
Sat May 5 21:55:29 PDT 2007

I have to agree, and have cast my vote, that the use of the
microformats logo with POSH isn't a good idea straight out of the

I do like Jon's badges so if I were to ever use one I'd be happy with
one of those.

Maybe I'm missing something but if you want to promote "plain old
semantic HTML" then wouldn't you have that first and then add
microformats to it?  So the POSH badge should be designed first and
then an alternative to show you are using POSH with uF's.  Didn't the
W3C have badges (I'm going back a bit now) for HTML, one for CSS and
one combined?

Maybe this is the way to go.  Get the foundation (POSH), add CSS,
uF's, RSS what-have-you afterwards.

I'm not a big one for badges anyway :-)


On 5/5/07, Jon Tan <microformats at gr0w.com> wrote:
> Ben Ward wrote:
> > Now the whole point of this is to differentiate semantic HTML from
> > microformats, discourage the further ambiguation of the terms. So to
> > be honest I'm a bit put out by the badges that have been added to
> > http://microformats.org/wiki/posh#POSH_Bling_for_your_Blog which
> > include the microformats logo.

> I've provided a plain HTML / CSS  alternative without the microformats logo:
> http://jontangerine.com/silo/microformats/posh-badge/
> Please feel free to use / adapt as you like.
> All the best,
> Jon Tan
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