[whatwg] Annotating structured data that HTML has no semantics for

Philip Taylor excors+whatwg at gmail.com
Sun May 10 06:21:37 PDT 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Ian Hickson <ian at hixie.ch> wrote:
> One of the more elaborate use cases I collected from the e-mails sent in
> over the past few months was the following:
>   USE CASE: Annotate structured data that HTML has no semantics for, and
>   which nobody has annotated before, and may never again, for private use or
>   use in a small self-contained community.
> [...]
> To address this use case and its scenarios, I've added to HTML5 a simple
> syntax (three new attributes) based on RDFa.

There's a quickly-hacked-together demo at
http://philip.html5.org/demos/microdata/demo.html (works in at least
Firefox and Opera), which attempts to show you the JSON serialisation
of the embedded data, which might help in examining the proposal.

Philip Taylor
excors at gmail.com

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