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

Alex Faaborg faaborg at mozilla.com
Thu Jun 28 23:39:59 PDT 2007

I've been giving some thought to framing microformatted content as  
"attachments," along with a little paper clip icon.  This would  
resonate with users who are familiar with email, but on the downside,  
a lot of people have been trained that attachments=danger.


On Jun 28, 2007, at 11:29 PM, Pelle W wrote:

> Paul Wilkins skrev:
>> From: "Alex Faaborg" <faaborg at mozilla.com>
>> |> 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.
>> The RSS feeds are accessed in the browser through the feed button.
>> So it makes sense that the microformat data should be accessed  
>> through the data button.
>> I do like data, it's concise and is easy to explain.
>> Q: What kind of data can I get from the data button?
>> A: Contact details, calender entries, geographic locations, . . .
>> Q: Does the data button always get the information?
>> A: No, only when the page author has specially marked out those  
>> parts of the page.
> Data sounds good but since RSS also is data the RSS-feed should  
> perhaps be reached from below the data-button to emphasize the  
> similarities.
> / Pelle
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