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With regard to microdata I was wondering if the elements must be exactly like the examples (http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=176035) or that Google/Bing look if the itemprop attributes occur on certain elements.

e.g. could I replace this:

<div itemprop="name">some text</div>

with this:

<span itemprop="name">some text</span>

Without affecting its functionality?

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The type of tag can be either div or span without changing how micro-data is extracted. Here is a site giving examples with itemprop on a span tag: http://www.whatwg.org/specs/web-apps/current-work/multipage/microdata.html

The best way to know for sure that Google will accept your markup, is to test it with the Google Structured Data Tool.

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