[uf-discuss] Microformats gets strong showing in Firefox 3 UI

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Mon Jun 4 12:14:58 PDT 2007


On 6/4/07, Mike Kaply <microformats at kaply.com> wrote:
> On 6/3/07, John Beales <john at johnbeales.com> wrote:
> > > Things can still change, but after talking a bit with the Firefox 3
> > > folks - Microformats are starting to look more and more like they're
> > > going to be supported in a big way in the next major release of the browser.
> > >
> > > http://blog.mozilla.com/faaborg/2007/06/01/the-user-interface-of-firefox-3-features/
> >
> > That looks great, it'll greatly improve the marketability of
> > microformats.  One thing though - and if you could tell me the correct
> > place to let the Mozilla folks know about this - they should be
> > careful about changing the cursor for a microformat - sometimes an
> > hCard, for example, will be the whole page, or at least a large
> > portion of it, so no matter where the cursor is it'll be in the
> > microformat state.
> I'm the one to talk to. And yeah, I think the cursor isn't so good for
> that reason. I'm still waiting for someone to come up with the
> "perfect" microformats UI.

I actually rather like the cursor idea.

Why not just restrict the cursor thing to be activated over the actual
"data" of a Microformat.

For example... consider an hCard.  It's true that the actual hCard
could span the whole page.  But you could make the cursor thing happen
only when the cursor goes over the text of the name... the logo... and
stuff like that.

(Did I explain that well enough?)

So... you would NOT make the cursor thing happen over the span of the
Microformat.  But you would make it happen over the actual "text",
"image", etc, data of the Microformat.

    Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc. <http://ChangeLog.ca/>

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