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RE: Microformats and Semantic structure (Part 2)

From: Frances Berriman <frances.berriman@v-2.uk.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2006 10:58:39 +0100
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>And so while I whole-heartedly agree that "Semantic Web" constructs
such as
>Microformats have their place, I still hope for and maintain that clear
>structural semantics (of the old school variety) are critical for the
>current (and foreseeable future) crop of alternative user-agents and
>Adaptive Technologies.  What we don't need (IMHO) is a web where
everything
>is simply a <div> with some extraneous Microformats style association
added
>to it.  RDF is cool and all, but there still needs to be a place for
human
>consumable content... It's not all just machines talking to machines.

I agree with this notion of presenting information correctly to both
humans and machines.  This is a philosophy that is really very key to
the microformats "movement" (for want of a better word).  

Good, semantic mark-up should *always* be the foundation for any
semantic additions, be they microformats or otherwise.

>The statement "...<div class="paragraph"> does not equal <p>..." still
>stands!

Absolutely!  But microformats would never propose to try and take the
place of already existing, correct, mark-up.  It's all about the extras.



Frances Berriman
http://fberriman.com

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