[uf-discuss] Microformats and forms

Chris Newell chris.newell at rd.bbc.co.uk
Thu Jan 25 06:02:01 PST 2007

At 13:35 25/01/2007, you wrote:
>> Hi Chris, that's an interesting application idea but I think the idea
>> behind a microformat is to describe content in the HTML document in a
>> standardized format (based on common usage elsewhere such as vCard)
>> rather than store it externally (for use by the browser to populate a
>> form).

> I don't think this is the point, Chris wanted to focus on.
> If there would be a standarized format how to describe form elements
> it would help developers of extentions, plugins and useragents to
> automatically prefill it. (Instead of just guessing if its possibly a
> login-field).

Right - so as well as being able to use microformats to signal "this block of HTML is an hCard" it might be possible to signal "this HTML form will accept an hCard".

I hate to think how many times I've had to enter my details into various ecommerce sites!


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