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

Frances Berriman fberriman at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 05:05:51 PDT 2007

On 28/06/07, Andy Mabbett <andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk> wrote:
> In message <41F0355F-62DE-43C6-BF03-86E3DAD30F87 at mozilla.com>, Alex
> Faaborg <faaborg at mozilla.com> writes
> >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?
> "data extraction"
> Though it strikes me as odd that we expend efforts trying to raise
> "brand awareness" for microformats, then start top discuss renaming
> them...
> We should think long and hard about whether that's a good idea.

Agreed.  I'd prefer the approach of seeing what people who aren't us
want to do with them and call them, first.

Frances Berriman

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