[uf-discuss] PicoFormats

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 07:00:06 PDT 2006

Yay! Picoformats live!


On 6/6/06, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, you knew it had to happen, but we're getting smaller. After
> discussing this idea with Tantek and receiving his blessing, I would
> like to begin pursiing Picoformats in the context of the microformats
> wiki, as we will be exploring many of the same issues, praxis and
> problems that we have been grappling with here on this list -- but at
> a smaller and more atomic level.
> The goal of this effort is to establish some basic patterns of syntax
> for mobile devices interacting with SMS-based services.
> We will be documenting current behavior and following the well-worn
> paths that the microformats community has set as baseline process for
> developing such open standards.
> In any case, the opening intro page is here:
> http://microformats.org/wiki/picoformats
> I'm curious to hear thoughts on how to organize this kind of
> content... At first I was thinking to organize it by task type... like
> "Communicating with people" or "Interacting with services" but then I
> thought that maybe the existing microformats types might be useful...
> like "Create an event" (hcal) or "Send a message to a person" (hcard).
> But I dunno. I mean, this is kind of like building a command-line
> interface but for regular people who aren't familiar with ls, cd,
> chmod and so on.
> Anyway, wanted to put it out there before I leave for France and see
> if anyone had thoughts or suggestions.
> Thanks,
> Chris
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