[uf-discuss] article on microformats

Igor Wawrzyniak 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.

Igor Wawrzyniak

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