[uf-discuss] What does the 'h' in microformats mean?

Thomas Loertsch loertsch.thomas at guj.de
Thu Jul 9 03:45:44 PDT 2009

On 09.07.09 10:15, "Martin McEvoy" <martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote:

> Hello all
> I wander if anyone can tell me what the 'h' in microformats means?
> I have always thought 'h' was for 'hypertext' but could it mean
> 'hypermedia' or even 'html'
> perhaps it means nothing?

my guess: it stands for that certain greek letter that's hard to describe
because it's not on the average keyboard, pronounced "mü" or "miu", common
shortcut for "micro". that letter, vertically reflected, looks like an "h".

just a guess, but convincing enough that i stopped bothering :-)

Thomas Lörtsch
Gruner+Jahr, Hamburg, Germany
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