[uf-discuss] AJAX Pages and Microformats.

Stephen Farrell sfarrell at almaden.ibm.com
Tue Aug 8 08:11:12 PDT 2006

Hi Pedro,

One compelling use of microformats is client-side integration.  For 
example, a Firefox plugin might scan the rendered page for vcards and 
turn them into links in the organization's directory.  Another might 
scan for vevents and provide a composite view of the events on a page 
and your calendar.  Also, the "Live" (Ray Ozzie) Clipboard can recognize 
microformatted content and allow you to copy&paste it from the web page 
onto other desktop or web apps.

In all of these examples, the "crawler" is an included script or browser 
plugin looking at the same dynamic page content as the user.

Pedro Custódio wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I'm kind of new into the microformats world, so this doubt can have 
> actually been answered before, if so please excuse me! ;)
> How do you take advantage of microformats on pages built using ajax 
> technology, I mean pages, which content is loaded via ajax/json methods? 
> The base page continues to have the initial data or source code, while 
> the content displayed varies. What's your suggestion for combining the 2 
> technologies?
> Thanks,
> Pedro
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