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Drew McLellan

“Avoid “class-itis” – Now, surely thats how Microformats are set/work by adding descriptive classes to you semantic markup.”

Classitis usually refers to the habit of needlessly sticking a class on anything and everything, (e.g. a class of “normal” on every paragraph) rather than using appropriate selectors to target parts of the document by context.

Microformats do use a lot of class names, but for a specific purpose, and to add value. No one wants to bloat their pages, but it’s not bloat if it’s adding something useful, no more than a large image in a page is bloat if it’s useful content.