[uf-discuss] microformats for normal people, like my mum
mejllistor at kodfabrik.se
Thu Jun 28 03:56:19 PDT 2007
Alex Faaborg skrev:
>> Therefore, uFs don't need a user-facing name - their
>> applications do.
> 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
I would say that Microformat = XML and therefor you say that "this reads
microformats" as much as you can say "this reads XML".
What you can say is that "this reads RSS" or "this reads XHTML" or "this
reads some other cool XML-namespace" and the same is true for
microformats - you can say that "this reads hCards", that "this reads
NetNewsWire 3 reads hCards and hCalendars for example.
But I kind of understand you because Firefox 3 and Operator are
supposed to read with plugins and as such can read anything there's a
plugin for, but it shouldn't replicate "feed readers" but rather
something above "feed readers" which perhaps also includes them.
Wouldn't "metadata-enabled browser" be one possible description? All
microformats that someones mum would be interested in would contain some
kind of metadata - wouldn't it? Another description could be
"semantically enabled browsing". Both those description should include
RSS and other similar XML-namespaces containing metadata/semantics
relevant to the browser.
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