[uf-discuss] Microformats versus Microdata

Micky Hulse mickyhulse.lists at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 22:09:16 PDT 2012

On Fri, Jun 8, 2012 at 6:12 PM, Martin Leese
<martin.leese at stanfordalumni.org> wrote:
> It is already clear that Microdata will be well
> supported.  On the other hand, my impression
> of microformats is that the draft standards are
> moribund.  Is this a fair impression?

Good questions!

I did not even realize that there was a microdata format until I read
your e-mail.

I wonder if you could just change your HTML DTD to an HTML5 and go from there?

In other words, change this:


... to this:

<!doctype html>

>From what I know, most HTML4 strict elements should work just fine
under HTML5. You don't need to worry about changing all the tags to
<section> or <header> (for example)... You could do that later, but in
the meantime you could start working with the microdata formats on
specific elements.

Anyway, just a thought. :)

Great questions!


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