[microformats-discuss] Microformats article in XML.com

Gen Kanai gen at technorati.jp
Thu Oct 20 00:39:02 PDT 2005

Decent article in XML.com on microformats.


"The Bottom Line
Vocabulary proliferation is one of the biggest XML annoyances around.  
If you're like me, your brain can hold three, maybe four markup  
languages at a time. The microformats way of life prefers reusing  
existing work wherever possible. Recycled knowledge goes a long way.  
An active community works to continue progress on specifications,  
which tend to be easier reading than full-blown committee standards.

RSS is pretty successful today, but it took nearly nine years to get  
there. In a universe where, instead of RSS, an equivalent microformat  
started things off, would adoption have happened more quickly?

If you think the answer to that question might be "yes," then  
microformats are worth a look."

Gen Kanai
Technorati Japan
gen at technorati.jp

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