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

Thom Shannon thom at ts0.com
Thu Jun 28 07:59:27 PDT 2007

yes, it's a "thing", it's different. FF3 can't just add any address you 
see to your address book, its a specific kind of address that just looks 
the same, and you need a browser or plugin or something that understands 
that specific "thing"

So whats the thing called, micro-what? or "Resuable Data" (with the MF 

Andy Mabbett wrote:
> In message <4683C072.7010201 at fatbusinessman.com>, David Thompson 
> <microformats at fatbusinessman.com> writes
>>> We need a way to get across to people that content can be lifted out 
>>> of  pages and used in useful ways, when those pages support it. And 
>>> people  need to call it something. Maybe it should just be "Reusable 
>>> Information".
>> "The new version of our browser will let you pull contacts and events 
>> out of web pages and into your address book and calendar."
>> What's wrong with that?
> It doesn't tell people why it will work on some sites and not others; 
> or that there's a way they can change the pages they publish to make 
> the content available is such a way.
> We *do* need some sort of label, to tell people that this is something 
> new.

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