[microformats-discuss] Developer Adoption

Kevin Marks kmarks at technorati.com
Thu Jul 14 13:52:38 PDT 2005

On Jul 14, 2005, at 1:25 PM, Lucas Gonze wrote:

>>>>> The fact that the event is embedded in the HTML page allows the
>>>>> user-agent to do cool stuff with the data.
>>>> What is this cool stuff you speak of?
> Given standardized HTML formats, we can share CSS for formatting the
> data.  Since high-quality CSS is actually pretty hard, this would save
> a lot of work.

How about a CSS Zen Garden for microformats?

> Given browser-visible data, we can use javascript to manipulate it.
> This allows browser-based tools into a market where only OS-based
> tools have been able to go.

Several people have been doing this already:

Chris Holland did a javascript that adds expand/collapse arrows to a 
XOXO page:


David Glasser did a javascript table renderer for hCalendar


An extension of this focused on conference layouts would be a splendid 

Les Orchard has an Outline editor:


> We can copy data from one site or page to another without losing the
> structure.  For example, we can reblog a blog entry without losing the
> original comment-submission URL.  Or, we can copy an event listing
> from the promoter's site to an event aggregator and from the
> aggregator to the user's calendar.  ...all with plain old web apps.

Lucas, I've been meaning to ask you about citation-wrapping on that - 
some of the examples I've seen have made it hard to tell which is a 
reblogged element and which is commentary by the reblogger. Perhaps you 
can join in the

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