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Discover Semantic - Microformats, RDF, GRDDL, OWL, SPARQL. Separate data and formatting with microformats. Microformats: Boon or Bane? Microformats. About Microformats. Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards.

About Microformats

Instead of throwing away what works today, microformats intend to solve simpler problems first by adapting to current behaviors and usage patterns (e.g. XHTML, blogging). Microformats are: A way of thinking about dataDesign principles for formatsAdapted to current behaviors and usage patterns (“Pave the cow paths.”)Highly correlated with semantic XHTML, AKA the real world semantics, AKA lowercase semantic web, AKA lossless XHTMLA set of simple open data format standards that many are actively developing and implementing for more/better structured blogging and web microcontent publishing in general. “An evolutionary revolution”All the above.