Just when you thought we had enough abbreviations in web development another one comes along. This one is POSH!
POSH stands for Plain Old Semantic HTML. It’s a phrase first coined on the microformats IRC channel and promoted forward by John Allsopp, Tantek Çelik, Jeremy Keith, and Chris Messina.
The thinking behind this abbreviation is that it
short mnemonic term that captures the essence of the concept of semantic mark up
and is easily verbed (to posh, poshify, poshed up).
Those of us who routinely try to ensure that their mark up is valid and semantically correct have often struggled to communicate the importance of the concept, it’s ease of implementation and the benefits it can bring to coleagues and clients.
Hopefully the concept of POSH will help us to get the message accross.