Microformat proposal

Has a microformat been proposed around "Questions and Answers".

I think it would be good to mark a question and the corresponding answer in

<span class=qa><span class=question>Where does paul kinlan live?</span><span class=answer>liverpool</span></span>

It could help solve some semantic meaning to what part of text is a question and what is the anwser.

For instance I get a lot of searches coming to my site with queries such as "How do I...", "What does...". I could set up a "search engine" that parses pages with this micro format in and indexes question and answer pairs rather than whole text pages.

Is this a good idea? Is it worth progressing? Has it already been discussed?

About Me: Paul Kinlan

I lead the Chrome Developer Relations team at Google.

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Our team tries to make it easier for developers to build on the web by supporting every Chrome release, creating great content to support developers on web.dev, contributing to MDN, helping to improve browser compatibility, and some of the best developer tools like Lighthouse, Workbox, Squoosh to name just a few.