[html5] microdata itemref

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Mon Dec 10 20:44:29 PST 2012

On Mon, 10 Dec 2012, Brian Tremblay wrote:
> I keep waiting for Google to include my rich snippets more consistently. 
> I'd also think that there would be a market for restaurant searches 
> where my microdata could prove useful, perhaps to find restaurants 
> serving a certain cuisine. But there's no way to know if *anyone* is 
> using it.
> There are browser tools to help users process data (to add an event to 
> their calendar, for example), but they seem to be limited to 
> microformats right now. And how many people actually use such tools?

One thing you might be able to do to determine if anyone is using it is 
use a unique URL for some image property and see if you get any hits for 
it. It wouldn't catch all uses, but...

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