In this podcast Karl Stolley discusses his article, "Using Microformats: Gateway to the Semantic Web," which appears in the September, 2009 issue of Transactions on Professional Communication. In the article Stolley explains and describes the use of several microformats, which make information marked up in HTML available for use in applications outside of traditional web browsers. Because microformats consist of minor additions to the HTML backbone of common webpages, they represent a simple but significant move toward what Tim Berners-Lee has called the “Semantic Web”—but without requiring the technical and practical shifts and time demands of a complete XML-based semantic web development approach.
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On this week’s show we have an extra segment presented by our magical mystical internet guest: Rick Nunn. Rick takes us through content vs design and why he thinks most people are doing it wrong. Elsewhere, Hannah introduces microformats and discusses the relevance of valid vs semantic markup, John divulges his ultimate tips for productivity (and a new way of life) and finally Rob discusses how he thinks the iPad is about to change web development.