[microformats-discuss] HTML vs. XHTML was (Re: XML & microformats (WAS: Take 3))

Kevin Marks kmarks at technorati.com
Sat Sep 17 19:02:55 PDT 2005

On Sep 17, 2005, at 5:47 PM, Robert Bachmann wrote:

> Tantek Çelik wrote:
>>> but importing HTML verbatim opens up a huge can of worms.
>> Hence we recommend only using valid XHTML microformatted data.
> The picture on http://microformats.org/about/ made me think
> XHTML was a requirement for using microformatted data, and not a
> recommendation.
> Are there any reasons for using “plain-old” HTML nowadays?

Well, publishers may not be able to transform an entire site (they may 
not have control over the templates if it is, say, a hosted blogging 
system), but can ensure that the microformat elements are well-formed 

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