Thinking XML, Microformats the XML way

Put microformats in perspective -- when are they a good choice?

From the developerWorks archives

Uche Ogbuji

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: May 15, 2007

You might have heard about microformats, a way to embed small, specialized information within standard formats. In fact, microformats come in two types: elemental microformats, which are often quite useful, and compound microformats, which are often quite problematic. Learn about a basic approach to avoid the hacks in some compound microformats by virtue of the structure of the Web. XML, and other natural data representation technologies such as JSON, are just as viable as many of their counterparts in microformats.

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