[uf-discuss] Microformats UI in Firefox 3

Pelle W mejllistor at kodfabrik.se
Tue Aug 28 08:22:56 PDT 2007

This idea is really good, the best possible I think.

If there is a need for interaction on a website then the options are 
limited to the browser UI and the script languages available, right?
And this way you're suggesting the user will have the possibility of 
adding their own interaction with javascript and the user will have a 
fallback on the browser UI.

This way there are the fewest possible restrictions for the designers 
letting them choose themselves how they would like to solve this problem.

The functionality you previosuly suggested can for example easily be 
added by a third party javascript to make it easier for non javascript 
gurus to add actions to their sites, but that should really be the job 
of such javascripts like it's javascripts like Lightbox job to show 
galleries in a fashionable way. The question about any class names would 
also be up to such javascripts.

/ Pelle W

Alex Faaborg wrote:
> Perhaps instead of new classes and protocols, we could just do this 
> completely in javascript.  Here is a general example, probably all the 
> function names would end up being different:
> <div id="hcard-Alex-Faaborg" class="vcard">
>  <span class="fn">Alex Faaborg</span>
>  <div class="org">Mozilla</div>
>  <div class="adr">
>   <div class="street-address">1981 Landings Dr. Building S</div>
>   <span class="locality">Mountain View</span>
> ,
>   <span class="region">CA</span>
> ,
>   <span class="postal-code">94043</span>
>   <script type="text/javascript">
>      if (navigator.microformatAware("hCard")){
>       document.write("<a href='#' 
> onclick='navigator.sendToAddressBook('hcard-Alex-Faaborg')'>Add to 
> Address Book</a>");
>       document.write(", ")
>       document.write("<a href='#' 
> onclick='navigator.sendToMap('hcard-Alex-Faaborg')'>Send to Map</a>");
>       }
>   </script>
>  </div>
>> It seems you'll still need a way for the browser to inject UI for 
>> actions the content creator didn't foresee.
> We can include these actions on context menus, and in the browser UI 
> (similar to Operator's interface).  However, I'm not sure content 
> creators would be too happy with Firefox modifying their pages by 
> literally injecting UI.
> -Alex

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