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Web Components: Even Better With Semantic Markup

by Jennifer Zaino The W3C’s Web Components model is positioned to solve many of the problems that beset web developers today. “Developers are longing for the ability to have reusable, declarative, expressive components,” says Brian Sletten, a specialist in semantic web and next-generation technologies, software architecture, API design, software development and security, and data science,…

W3C Announces Three New RDFa Recommendations

The W3C announced today that three specifications have reached recommendation status: HTML+RDFa 1.1: http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-html-rdfa-20130822/ RDFa 1.1 Core – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-rdfa-core-20130822/ XHTML+RDFa 1.1 – Second Edition http://www.w3.org/TR/2013/REC-xhtml-rdfa-20130822/ As the W3C website explains, “The last couple of years have witnessed a fascinating evolution: while the Web was initially built predominantly for human consumption, web content is…

Search Engine Yandex Gets More Personal, And More Semantic, Too

Search engine Yandex this week added personalization capabilities for Eastern European users’ search results. It analyses their online behavior including their search history, clicks on search results, and language preferences for its suggestions. Kaliningrad is the name of the latest edition of Yandex’ personalized search engine. It uses that information to make suggestions and rank search…

Google Debuts Data Highlighter: An Easy Way Into Structured Data

Structured data makes the Web go around. Search engines love it when webmasters mark up page content. Google’s rich snippets, for instance, leverages sites’ use of microdata (preferred format), or RDFa or microformats: It makes it possible to highlight in a few lines specific types of content in search results, to give users some insight about what’s…