[whatwg] microformats, microdata, and custom data attributes

Justin Karneges justin at affinix.com
Tue Apr 19 14:24:33 PDT 2011

On Tuesday 19 April 2011 03:27:30 Rob Crowther wrote:
> Justin Karneges wrote:
> > Given that it is meant primarily as a data exchange protocol, explicit is
> > better, so I'm preferring Microdata instead of Microformats here.
> The strength of the Microformats community is in helping to define the
> vocabulary, that's a different issue from the format you'll use to
> represent it.

Ah, I simply assumed these were two competing approaches.  Does this mean 
Microdata has no community behind it to work on vocabulary?

In any case, I think the Person object defined by data-vocabulary.org should 
work for my purposes.  But, if I feel the need to invent something new, I can 
propose it to the Microformats community first if that's the right process.  I 
am quite new to these communities.


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