Thinking XML, Microformats the XML way
Put microformats in perspective -- when are they a good choice?
From the developerWorks archives
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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