[uf-discuss] hCalendar spec- no specification included!

Benjamin West bewest at gmail.com
Wed Oct 18 09:59:41 PDT 2006


Would you mind visiting
<http://microformats.org/wiki/to-do#Information_Architecture> and
adding your support?

While we're on the subject of newbies, if they first hear about
microformats from the sources you mentioned, what kind of people are
they? Are they graphic designers? Web developers?  Business people?
It appears that microformat newbies are the kind of people that go to

What do these people expect when they visit for the first time?  Most
web browsing is task-oriented.  Do they want to find out how to author
microformats?  Learn more about what they are?  Find out why they


On 10/18/06, Justin Thorp <juth at loc.gov> wrote:
> I really like this idea.  What if the landing page for the microformat wasn't the spec but it was some warm and fuzzy intro for newbies?  It could then link to the spec for those that were interested to it.
> A good example of this would be the W3C WAI's intro for WCAG that they give you before you get sent right into WCAG 1.0.
> http://www.w3.org/WAI/intro/wcag
> I would expect that a lot of newbies start off hearing about microformats on tutorials like:
> http://www.digital-web.com/articles/microformats_primer/
> http://www.thinkvitamin.com/features/design/how-to-use-microformats
> Or from presentations like:
> http://tantek.com/presentations/2006/09/microformats-practices/
> They get linked to the spec and then get offly confused.
> -justin thorp
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> Justin Thorp
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> Library of Congress
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> >>> andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk 10/17/06 3:39 PM >>>
> In message
> <8ad71be30610161404q2e9e9df0l10bd008032dcc182 at mail.gmail.com>, Benjamin
> West <bewest at gmail.com> writes
> >Regarding the specs bit, I meant to refer to the various stages of the
> >process.  The spec landing page might contain the big questions, with
> >a status section pointing to pages dedicated toward how the spec is
> >moving through the process, and with the "learn more" section pointed
> >at the spec itself.
> If the "spec itself" is on a secondary page, then the "landing" page
> isn't the spec.
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