[uf-discuss] Search on CSS element (was: Making Microformats Searchable)

Ara Pehlivanian ara.pehlivanian at gmail.com
Mon Jan 22 18:15:29 PST 2007

> I think I know what's been bugging me about this thread.  I
> as a consumer don't care about microformats.  What I care
> about is content that's up-to-date and relevant.  As a
> consumer, I want to know when we're getting together next
> week, not what's marked up with hCal.
> The fundamental thing here is that uFs are a means to an
> end.  They gain usefulness to the extent that they make
> things that I already want to do easy.
> My mom would never search for hcards (no matter the syntax)
> any more than she would search for images in a PNG format.
> It's a niche search that could be performed by a small
> group of technical people and it's no surprise that
> general-purpose search engines haven't made it a priority.
> Nor do I think such support would add much value for most
> people.

I agree with you about microformats being a means to an end. But the
bottom line is that they need to work. Otherwise, they won't be of any
use to anyone, technical or not. This thread is for the technical
folks who make sure that they're well defined and well implemented so
that when mom types "bake sale" into google, all the right results
come up.


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