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

Jon Tan microformats at gr0w.com
Thu Jun 28 06:18:30 PDT 2007

Frances Berriman wrote:
> [...]  As is the microformats
> principle, perhaps we should see what turns up naturally in the wild
> as the way people describe such pages and go with that as a guide.

Maybe this is over simplistic but my mum understands "download".

That seems to me to be the most natural and ubiquitous term understood 
in the wild by all people today.

The option for a person to download and add a specific event, set of 
contact details etc. from a uF enabled page would seem to be an optimal 
outcome. Fundamentally, users are downloading that data first, then 
adding it to an application -- usually requiring an extra step to 
confirm that action in a dialogue box.

Seeing the uF or downloads icon then a list of available uF "downloads" 
to cherry pick from would also be easily understood and used.

All the best,
Jon Tan

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