[microformats-discuss] Developer Adoption

Ryan King ryan at technorati.com
Thu Jul 14 15:09:46 PDT 2005

On Jul 14, 2005, at 1:52 PM, Kevin Marks wrote:
> 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?

That's been on my todo list for a couple of weeks. Anyone want to help?


>> 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:
> http://homepage.mac.com/ctholland/thelab/outlines/
> David Glasser did a javascript table renderer for hCalendar
> http://web.mit.edu/glasser/www/JSCalendar/
> An extension of this focused on conference layouts would be a  
> splendid thing
> Les Orchard has an Outline editor:
> http://www.decafbad.com/blog/2005/07/12/xoxo_outliner_experiment
>> 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
> http://www.microformats.org/wiki/citation-brainstorming

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