Ken Webb 2011-04-30T14:29:00Z
Microformats are "a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards".
HTModL and microformats
HTModL is similar in some ways to microformats, and quite different in other ways. Here are some initial thoughts.
- HTModL models and microformats are both concerned with a specific domain.
- HTModL focuses on models and data, while microformats focus on both data and appearance.
- HTModL uses only the div node, while microformats use div, span and other generic HTML elements along with standard markup elements.
- Both are "built upon existing and widely adopted standards".
- The microformats site has a lot of ideas relevant to HTModL.
Relevant concepts from the microformats community include:
- Semantic HTML "is the subset of HTML 4.01 (or XHTML 1.0) elements and attributes that are semantic rather than presentational."
- POSH Plain Old Semantic HTML
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