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Sams Teach Yourself HTML5 Mobile Application Development in 24 Hours by Jennifer Kyrnin

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Hour 15. Microformats and Microdata

What You’ll Learn in This Hour:

• How to mark up HTML semantically with more than just HTML elements

• Why semantic markup is important

• The differences between RDFa, microdata, and microformats

• How to choose between microformats and microdata

This hour you will learn more about two technologies that aren’t specifically part of HTML5, but that aid in the creation of more semantic documents—microformats and microdata.

Microformats and microdata are two competing standards that attempt to make human-readable web pages more readable by computers as well without affecting the visible content on the pages. In this hour you will learn how to make your HTML more semantic by using microformats. You will also learn ...

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