Sunday, December 28th, 2014


It just isn’t possible to add semantic tags for every possible thing that people may want to add into their HTML. Thousands of different tags would just lead to even more people marking up their content with the wrong tags than is currently the case (consider how many web pages incorrectly use the table tag where there is no tabular data for it to contain).

Microformats provides a standard approach to rectifying this lack of semantic tags for those elements that we occasionally need to use in our pages. The microformat standard supplies a list of standard class names that we should use for semantically identifying specific elements in our page that are not common enough to have their own semantic HTML tag.


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