How to Add Semantic Markup to your Site or Application?
Recently, a new resource appeared on the Web to help developers navigate the waters around various approaches to adding semantic markup to websites and applications. We caught up with the creators of the newly launched structured-data.org, to learn more about this project.
Q: What is “Structured Data on the Web” (the site and the concept)?
GK: We wanted to provide a place for people to learn about the different ways in which publishers can add semantic information to their web sites and applications. There is confusion in the marketplace, partly due to the introduction of schema.org, which has raised the awareness of structured data with web developers. structured-data.org is a one-stop-shop to learn about the different mechanisms available to developers to take advantage of this.
MS: As Gregg mentioned, Web Developers don’t have one Website that they can go to and review their options when it comes to Structured Data on the Web. This was leading to developer frustration – “Which one should I pick!?” has been a common question since the schema.org launch. We wanted to have a one-stop-shop for expressing data on the Web where Web developers can learn, play around with each technology, and then implement and debug using the tools listed on the website. We are trying to build bridges between the Microformats, RDFa and Microdata communities and this is a first step on that journey.