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Discussion on: Why I care about the Semantic Web

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Jared White

Thanks for writing about the importance of a semantic web!

One thought…you wrote:

they could have simply standardized the use of custom tag names devised on the fly, the same way we name CSS classes or JavaScript functions

Isn't that what custom elements are? We can write custom tag names, and even upgrade them via JS into fully-functional web components. I'm not suggesting that in any way replaces the builtin elements provided by HTML, but I think it's exciting we can take the semantic web even further by writing custom elements where necessary instead of div/span tag soup. I've found that very enjoyable lately.