[uf-discuss] Internet Explorer 8.0 will support microformats

Chris Casciano chris at placenamehere.com
Mon Oct 30 09:07:39 PST 2006

On Oct 30, 2006, at 8:48 AM, Mike Schinkel wrote:

> I've got a question about this.  To say IE8 will support Microsformats
> doesn't make sense to me, unless they means it will support the  
> Microformats
> agreed to at the point IE8 is made feature complete.  But what  
> about those
> that come after?
> Or, is this saying that IE8 will have a capability to process  
> Microformats
> abstractly so that new ones can be added after IE8 has shipped?   
> And if that
> is possible, wouldn't it make sense for us as a group to go ahead and
> specify a standard way to define that abstraction?

I guess this would be a good time to bring up XMDP profiles again...

Though like with any client side microformat support it is a case of  
what you're doing with the data when you say you "support it". If  
support consists of detection + integration of a limited set of (say  
Outlook/Exchange friendly) formats (hcal, hcard) then there is less  
of a reason to care about new formats (just updates to existing ones)  
vs. the case of trying to build live clipboard support for all data  

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