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

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Thu Jun 28 03:28:06 PDT 2007

On 6/28/07, Alex Faaborg <faaborg at mozilla.com> wrote:

> Right, we need a general user facing way of describing microformat
> detection, in order to describe the various applications (like Web
> browsers, feed readers and extensions like Operator) that let the
> user take actions on microformatted content.  For instance, this
> description would finish the sentence "features of Firefox 3 include
> support for offline Web applications, private browsing, blocking
> malware, and __[user facing way of saying microformat detection]__"
> ...data detection?
> ...semantic browsing?
> ...data browsing?
> ...semantic data detection?
> ...semantic data browsing?
> ...semantic data navigating?
> If Operator and Firefox 3 are in a category of uF enabled
> applications, what should that category of applications be called?
> Or another way of putting it:
> Feed Readers :: RSS
> ______ :: microformats

Live Data [1]? Already used...
Wired Web
Wire Page?
Dynamic Pages?
Dynamic Data?
Smart Page (not bad, riffing off Smart Tags)

Applications add "Reader" (like Feed Reader) or "Processor" (like Word
Processor) or "Importer" (like address book, and actually describes
what is happening) or "Appliance"

Hmmm ... Smart Page Reader ...

Regards, etc...

[1] http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22live+data%22+microformats&btnG=Search

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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