Monday, December 12th, 2005
This is really cool. Structured data in RSS that machines (readers & search engines for example), can easily find while still being human readable. If you haven’t checked out microformats yet, you should, it’s gaining a lot of momentum. Microformats are structured data records formatted in XHTML. They could transform RSS from the rather simple “river of news” to a really powerful “content pipe” containing data consumers can parse, process and manage in creative way that won’t require a user’s intervention.
UPDATE Turns out the old structured blogging crew is behind this. Nice to see they’ve adopted microformats!