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

Chris Casciano chris at placenamehere.com
Thu Jun 28 07:59:34 PDT 2007

On Jun 27, 2007, at 8:53 PM, Tara Hunt wrote:

> Oh and non-experts/non-developers don't talk about data (or content,
> really), they talk about:
> addresses
> photos
> blog posts (now)
> videos
> events
> reviews
> resumes
> etc.
> SmartData is nice for us, but all of you are still thinking like
> developers ('cause, duh, you ARE developers!).
> T

You're right, they don't talk about "data" they talk about objects,  
and a wide variety of them at that.

They don't talk about CSS or Table-less design, or semantic markup,  
or flashobject embeds

Microformats do a *lot* of different things, and they're going to do  
more. I don't think we need a "pretty" outward facing name because  
frankly there isn't one name that would represent all the things  
being done, and I think most of the scenarios should be transparent  

Have hAtom in the page? just lump in in with the existing feed  
handling mechanism

Have contacts embedded in the page? Well then you'll want the user to  
"Export Contacts"

Using XFN? "Check for shared friends?"

rel-tag? maybe save the tags behind the scenes when the page is  

We don't need to invent a new name just so we can present a web  
surfer with a dialog that says "Do you want to save this  
SuperUltraMarkup Event?"

That's just my dollar and a half

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