[uf-discuss] Microformat's Logos

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Tue Sep 26 03:21:14 PDT 2006

On 26 Sep 2006, at 10:13, Simone Onofri wrote:
> On the left we can insert the Mf logo and on the right, with a pixel
> font, with hCalendar, hCards.... So, I can create it. What formats do
> You want?
Aha, that's kinda my point. I question the usefulness of putting a  
microformats logo on a page with ‘hSomething’ text next to it. What  
does that mean to visitors? Admittedly not a lot less than putting  
‘XHTML’ and ‘CSS’ in a pretty box, but for users, it surely makes  
more sense to refer to _Contacts_ and _Events_ respectively, since  
that is the data they're working with.

I mean that in a general way: Naturally from the point of view of  
people involved in the microformats community looking to promote the  
microformats themselves then certainly using the name and logo makes  
sense but using the ‘technical term’ to indicate the presence of  
microformat on a page to _end users _ seems like a bad idea.


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