wiki-thon? Re: [uf-discuss] usability review

David Osolkowski qidydl at
Thu Feb 2 13:16:25 PST 2006

On 2/2/06, Dr. Ernie Prabhakar <drernie at> wrote:
> Review/revise desired pathways for:
>         New users learning about microformats
>         Microformat lifecycle

Indeed, it does seem that people new to microformats are often either
entirely unaware of or somewhat confused about the process that exists
to create a microformat.  There have been a few instances of a
proposal for a new microformat being sent to the list with, for
example, no indication of current behavior or formats.  This is not an
accusation; I recall several people talking about how the microformats
process is a different way of doing things, thus it is reasonable to
expect people will be unfamiliar with it.  Microformats-the-formats
have gotten a lot of recognition, but microformats-the-process seems
to be languishing a bit, when in fact they are significantly
connected.  I think we can do something about that.  At the least,
separate but clearly related (probably containing the word "micro")
names to disambiguate the two concepts could be useful.

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