[uf-discuss] Microformats and forms

anders conbere aconbere at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 14:37:13 PST 2007

I can't help but consider the security implications here, password
managers have been giving the browser developers hell this whole last
year, in attempting to determine what forms are safe to submit private
data to, and which are not.  This kind of "here's my hCard"
exclamation seems nice in theory (and would probably be great for
people trying to broadcast their personal information) but it strikes
me as an excellent way for anyone to steal your personal data and
collect your information.

~ Anders

On 1/25/07, Chris Newell <chris.newell at rd.bbc.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi,
> My head is spinning from reading too much of the website at once so forgive me if I've missed the obvious.
> The "Microformats in REST Web Services" page appears to concern the use of microformats to describe a web service.
> Has it been considered whether microformats could also be used with forms to allow a user to enter structured data automatically?
> e.g. this site needs my address details but luckily my browser has spotted their form will accept my hcard.
> Chris
> BTW I hate filling in forms :-)
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