[uf-discuss] microformats for normal people, like my mum

Alex Faaborg faaborg at mozilla.com
Wed Jun 27 17:17:16 PDT 2007

I'm a little wary of associating microformats too closely with Smart  
Tags or IntelliSense given the massive public outcry Microsoft  
received when they considered including the feature in IE6.  There  
are obviously some very important distinctions between the two  
systems, (microformats are open and extensible, and web site creators  
place microformats in their pages instead of the browser injecting  
them).  But these distinctions may be subtle enough to cause some  
initial confusion if the user facing name is similar.


On Jun 27, 2007, at 4:52 PM, Thom Shannon wrote:

> Yeah, exactly that kind of thing.
> A lot of the power of MF reminds me of Smart Tags in Office XP,  
> maybe we could look to the way that was marketed and some of the UI  
> stuff it did was really good.
> IntelliTags
> Infolets
> Infobits
> Open Smart Tags? ;-)
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>> Hello Thom,
>> On 6/27/07, Thom Shannon <thom at ts0.com> wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Just an idea, but maybe we could have a secondary name, and an  
>>> end user
>>> facing site showing what you can do with these things.
>> We could call it: "Intelligent Web Pages" or "Smart Web Pages"
>> Web pages that are "intelligent enough" or "smart enough" to "do  
>> stuff" :-)
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