Coding for Content : Comments
April 23, 2007
Great insights, Garrett.
As you pointed out, this could probably never be a microformat as it doesn’t solve an existing problem (and there are no aggregation benefits). However, it is a great example of POSH: Plain Old Semantic HTML.
I think when you say microformat in this context, what you really mean is a standardised way of marking up a common pattern of content. That’s what POSH is for. There’s definitely a huge benefit to be had in standardising on these patterns… but it’s a different kind of benefit that you get from a microformat.