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

Paul Wilkins paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Mon Jun 4 13:31:02 PDT 2007

Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> Why not just restrict the cursor thing to be activated over the actual
> "data" of a Microformat.

That sounds like a nice idea, but then you're getting into the realms of 
mystery-meat navigation.

> 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.

How about if a microformats icon is activated when such content is 
available on the page.

When you click on the logo, you get a dialog box containing all of the 
information, while hovering over the icon makes obvious the locations on 
the page where the microformat information is.

Even if the information is made visible on the page in some manner, 
there are issues with long pages that have most of the microformat 
information off of the visible part of the page.

Paul Wilkins

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