[microformats-discuss] microformat-find (greasemonkey): introduction

David Janes -- BlogMatrix davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Sat Aug 13 05:47:12 PDT 2005

If you've been reading your posts for the last couple of days, you'll 
see that I've been trying to introduce a microformat for identifying 
weblog posts (and really any microcontent elements within a webpage). 
Since the usefulness of such a microformat is determined by it's utility 
the the poster and readers, I've been working on a greasemonkey script 
and library to identify microformat elements within a webpage. Just 
demonstrating what can be done with 'xentry' wasn't sufficient, so I 
also added code for processing 'hcard' and 'xfolk' in useful ways.

You'll have to forgive a few things. It's my first greasemonkey script 
and my first real attempt to muck around with a DOM, so the script may 
be a little more verbose than needed and the terminology to refer to 
certain elements isn't as crisp as it could be. Furthermore, this 
shouldn't be a monolithic app; it should be a series of scripts that 
identify a common library.

Work to be done (any help would be appreciated):
- break the script into multiple subscripts
- the menu popup is too sensitive to the markup from the underlying blog
- more formats: 'hcalendar' and 'hreview' seem like naturals
- put in a more standard place
- get buy-in on xentry!

The source code can be found here:

Click on the icons to get a popup menu.

Your feedback is appreciated.

Regards, etc...
David Janes

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