[uf-discuss] article on microformats
igorwaw at gmail.com
Mon Mar 17 11:14:16 PST 2008
On Sun, Mar 16, 2008 at 11:26 PM, Ben Ward <lists at ben-ward.co.uk> wrote:
> > 1) In my article I wrote that the community behind microformats began
> > as a sort of grasroots movement, involving enthusiasts: bloggers,
> > wikipedia editors, people who were into
> > social-networking sites and other web 2.0 ideas etc. Only later it
> > gained support of software companies and standarization bodies.
> > Do you agree with that summary? Remember I need to keep it short, it's
> > only an introduction, I'm mostly writing about technology.
> Best to have Tantek, Eric or one of the other Technorati alumni
> answer that, since they were here in the very beginning.
Technorati was involved from the beginning? I noticed they use microformats.
> I think it would be inaccurate to say that it has the support of
> 'standardisation bodies'.
OK, I'll drop that part.
> > FAQ says I'm not supposed to use rel-tag on links in a tag-cloud, why?
> Where you use the 'rel' attribute, you are saying 'The page I'm
> linking to is a <something> for this page'. So in a blog entry,
> rel=tag means 'The '/tags/microformats' page I'm linking to is a TAG
> for this page'. It's a more subtle meaning than 'this _is_ a tag'.
All clear now. Thanks.
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