The history of Schema dates back to the creation of the web, back in 1989. In that year, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for a web of links to prevent loss of information at CERN.
The idea of an open web was born and this web of links eventually grew to an extensive and complex network used by people all over the world – the world wide web.
While the web became bigger, Berners-Lee introduced the concept of a semantic web. A web on which machines are able to read and understand all the information that can be found online – and to connect this knowledge.
Schema eventually came into existence as a building block for the semantic web, as this is a great tool in making information understandable and readable for machines such as search engines.
Structured data has been around for years, but we believe the best is yet to come!