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Alice Boxhall Jul 15
How would you explain what "semantics" means in the context of HTML/CSS/JS?
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Jen Simmons
Semantic HTML is how we bridge the gap between humanity & computers. It’s the way to encode the complex & nuanced meaning of human language into something software can understand.
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Jen Simmons Jul 15
Replying to @sundress
Too many developers are deeply interested in AI, but then fail to use the tool for the web most intended to help computers to understand human meaning. Semantic HTML is the opportunity to encode web content and interfaces to train AI, and to connect with other interfaces.
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Alice Boxhall Jul 15
Replying to @jensimmons
This is an interesting point. What applications of AI are you referring to? And, where do you think this disconnect comes from?
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Isaac Jul 15
Replying to @jensimmons @sundress
And, what's the paper of on this topic? Is a help to extend this or can replace the html semantics?
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F. Oliver Bockelmann (fob) Jul 15
As she said. It is to help computers understand, even in a network (including search apps). HTML5 and can help machines to understand the structure and the content even better. Should match with everything a human can see and understand (=> "extension").
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Alastair Campbell Jul 15
Replying to @jensimmons @sundress
I use an approach similar to Jen's, but in an accessibility context to dev audience, I also describe it as the "API to assistive tech", with an example form control + screenreader announcement.
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Tzviya Siegman Jul 15
Replying to @jensimmons @sundress
That's good. May I borrow it? I've explained it as adding definition to tagging
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