For years the web has been a static development block for housing information. It hasn’t been up until recently that micro-format designs have been released into the semantic web. These allow developers to contextually describe page elements for better representation of what the information holds.
Most of the tips below are useful for those still building their introduction into HTML microformats. Some are more common than others but the concept of contextual-based attributes isn’t a difficult one to grasp. Basic knowledge of HTML is all that’s required to work with microformats.
via Speckyboy Design Magazine – Beginner’s Study Guide to HTML5 Microformats. Microformats are one of those cool ideas that never seem to really take off, no matter how useful they would be.