By Aaron Gustafson

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0 introduces a means for subclassing elements in an open-ended way. This can be used to distinguish the role of a paragraph element as being a couplet in a stansa [sic], or a mathematical term as being a tensor. [8] The intent was that this attribute would contain a list of subclasses for the particular element they were applied to, with the classes listed from most general to most specific:[9] … The spec introduced the id attribute for the purposes of identifying a specific element on the page (this is why each id on a page needs to be unique).

That simple requirement makes progressive enhancement possible. But more on that in a minute. Another interesting aspect of fault tolerance is how it allows for evolution. Again, looking to nature, you can see this in areas where climate or other environmental factors have caused enough of a change that organisms are forced to adapt, move, or die. In 1977, the Galapagos Islands experienced a drought that drastically reduced the availability of the small seeds that supported the islands’ finch population.

Then Google came along and changed everything. Suddenly, semantic markup was important. Google was the first search engine to take semantics into account when indexing web pages. Starting with the humble anchor (a) element, the cornerstone of their original PageRank algorithm, Google pioneered the use of semantic markup to infer meaning and relevancy. , h1 which indicates the most important content on a page), semantic markup became more important to the business world because proper use of it meant a better ranking in search engines and, thereby, a greater opportunity to attract new customers.

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