Does Anyone Know Why Google Recommends Microdata Over Microformats And RDFa?
I have researched a lot about the mark-up formats Microdata, Microformats and RDFa. Google recommend Microdata over the other two mark-ups and I want to know why. Reading a ton of documents and studying these mark-ups leaves me more clueless than before I started reading. Does anyone know why Google recommend this type? Is it something to with HTML5?
Here is a link to the site where I got the information from Google.
I think this is simply because schema.org is Google's own initiative (they created it together with Microsoft and Yahoo). See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schema.org.
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