While HTML 4.01 is formally an SGML-based document format, the only clients actually treating HTML that way are validators. Browsers, on the other hand, treat HTML documents as tag soup—they try to make sense out of, and display, even the most horridly
Surely by now you've heard or seen the term semantics being bandied about by web standards evangelists and document purists. But what does the term really signify in the context of markup, and what do you need to know about semantics to improve your marku
The term “Semantic Markup” is bandied about freely, and with every year that passes, it makes me more and more nervous. Herewith an exploration of what, if anything, those two terms mean when placed side by side. (Warning: way too long.)
The hard work that RSS does allows us to keep up with many more Web sites in much less time. But it also allows us to share information that we weren’t sharing before, allowing others to remix our content in new, useful ways.
In these Web 2.0-3.0 days, there is a lot of expectation for data publishers to offer their data through APIs, but there is no clear way to encode and query this data in a universal way. There are many ways of encoding information structure and semantics
The Web is designed to support flexible exploration of information, by human users and by automated agents. For such exploration to be productive, information published by many different sources and for a wide variety of purposes must be comprehensible to