[uf-discuss] re: HTML5 support
martin at weborganics.co.uk
Tue Jul 13 18:45:59 PDT 2010
Hello Oli ...
On 13/07/2010 17:59, Oli Studholme wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 5:13 AM, Martin McEvoy<martin at weborganics.co.uk> wrote
>> I wouldnt really be surprised to see microdata disappear all together(but
>> that's just my thought)
> But how could microdata possibly disappear now that Google supports it? ;)
Because Microdata is far to obtrusive to be practical in the "real
world" for example....
Microdata vcard example from
<span itemscope itemtype="http://microformats.org/profile/hcard">
8 lines of code which would parse as:
great you would think, now try that using microformats, example from
<span class="fn">George Washington</span>
3 lines of code which parses as:
from a commercial and practical point of view, microdata is definitely
not intended to be for "humans first" .
Anyway believe what you like, microdata needs a *lot* of work before it
can ever be considered as "micro" as far as I can see, at the moment It
just confuses people into using an unnecessary semantic.
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