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

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Thu Jun 28 17:44:48 PDT 2007

On 6/28/07 5:28 PM, "Alex Faaborg" <faaborg at mozilla.com> wrote:

>> Probably none of us here is the right ones to decide something like
>> this...
> Fair enough, several other people have made this point as well.  We
> are always open to feedback about microformat detection in Firefox 3,
> so if anyone has any comments, please feel free to post them to this
> list or email me directly.
>> FF3 perhaps shouldn't call it something
> The menu which contacts, addresses and locations are listed under
> will need some form of name.  Also, journalists will probably want a
> feature name in press briefings and when they make product comparison
> tables, etc.  We aren't likely to call it SuperHyperMetaMagic, but we
> are going to need to call it something.

Perhaps that is right way to capture this issue then, as a *user-interface*

Alex, go ahead and add a description and labeling of this issue to:


along with the evidence/needs you cited (e.g. number/source of journalists
that have requested a name for microformats features in order to talk about

>> Everybody can choose their own name and it will - by the power of
>> web 2.0 which microformat is very much a part of - become a good
>> word in the end.
> Mozilla's user experience team is going to continue brainstorming the
> best way to expose microformat detection to end users, along with the
> rest of the mozilla community.  I'll post updates to this list from
> time to time, and it will be interesting to see what interfaces and
> names other people come up with as well.

I'd definitely suggest adding thoughts and ideas to the 'user-interface'
page on the microformats wiki so that these issues (and brainstorms) raised
here on the list aren't lost to the pile of email.



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