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

Pelle W mejllistor at kodfabrik.se
Mon Jun 4 12:40:13 PDT 2007

Mike Kaply skrev:
> 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 think that since users now know that you find RSS through the Firefox 
UI and not on the webpage itself often then it should be the same with 
What if I hide some of my microformats just because I have replaced it 
with an image on another part of the screen?
That doesn't mean that my microformats shouldn't be parsed - they should 
be and since they can't be showed on the webpage they have to be showed 
in the adressbar or similar like with the RSS - thats the expected place 
for metadata.

There will be sort of a built in API for microformats as far as I have 
understood. Therefor I think that if there should be something added to 
the webpage it should be added by me after I have detected 
microformat-support with javascript and can add the proper buttons myself.

Well - thats my thoughts - hope it gives something.

/ Pelle

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