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[resolved] tag in microformat only available in html5? (3 posts)

  1. vguna
    Posted 4 years ago #


    I installed SEO Ultimate yesterday to get microformat support. It seems it generates a tag like that, when used as "Review":

    <time itemprop="datePublished" datetime="2012-07-18" />

    AFAIK this is only available with HTML5. So validating my webpage via w3c.org results in errors.

    If I take a look at http://schema.org/Rating it shows an example without html5:

    <meta itemprop="datePublished" content="2011-04-01">

    As long as HTML5 isn't spread wide, maybe this can be used as an alternative?

    It would be also nice, if the property "image" could be supported to add an image to a review.



  2. John
    Plugin Contributor

    Posted 4 years ago #

    You're right, the meta tag should be used in cases when the property is hidden. This is changed in 7.5.6.

    As of SEO Ultimate 7.5, Rich Snippet Creator only supports outputting HTML5 rich snippet code. This is because Yahoo and Bing only support Schema.org's HTML5 rich snippet protocol. So instead of supporting older, non-HTML5 protocols that only Google could understand, Rich Snippet Creator now uses a newer HTML5 protocol that all three search engines can parse. If you want to use rich snippets on your site, I'd suggest changing your site to the HTML5 doctype. You can look up how to do this on Google -- it should only involve changing one line of code on your site, and older browsers will still be able to understand your site's code.

    Version 7.5.6 also adds a field for review images.

  3. vguna
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Great news. Thanks for the quick reply!

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