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

Paul Wilkins paul_wilkins at xtra.co.nz
Wed Jun 27 17:36:21 PDT 2007

From: "Alex Faaborg" <faaborg at mozilla.com>
> 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.

While reflecting on this over lunch I came to similar conclusions.

Perhaps we should use terms that we already have and know, and call the 
pages Semantically Rich, or something.

Paul Wilkins 

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