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

Alex Faaborg faaborg at mozilla.com
Fri Jun 29 01:34:40 PDT 2007

> couldn't it rather be a description of an action - like data  
> extraction?

Yeah, maybe just name the button/menu "Send Data."  I think the  
sending is probably more important than the extraction.

On Jun 29, 2007, at 1:19 AM, Pelle W wrote:

> Alex Faaborg skrev:
>>> They imply opening or saving a completely separate document/file
>> The interface model doesn't necessarily have to actually match the  
>> implementation model, but yeah, I'm still not a huge fan of the  
>> attachments idea.
>> "Pointers" for: http://tinyurl.com/278y8g
>> "Hyperlayers" for: http://tinyurl.com/26mqf3
>> (or "layers" for short)
> Those names sound very catchy - but in my ears perhaps a bit too  
> much like something coming from a classic PR-campaign. At least  
> "Hyperlayers" - image an ad with the text "Increase your  
> productivity with the all new Firefox 3 now with hyperlayers". Very  
> cool - but does it actually tell us something?
> Can't it be kept simple? Does it have to be a new name - couldn't  
> it rather be a description of an action - like data extraction?  
> (Don't know if thats the right spelling though)
> That would tell what it does and it would be less PR-like and more  
> "honest"(?) - it's just plain simply describing what this new thing  
> does and that's what I think is most important. Keep it simple.
>> Both of those names have previously been shot down inside Mozilla,  
>> ironically enough because some people felt that the interface- 
>> level name should emerge out of the microformats community.  In  
>> the past Web browsers have lagged far enough behind the evolution  
>> of the Web that names have already been established (like with  
>> Feeds).
> Well - that is ironic :) Perhaps the "real" place for this would be  
> among the comments on a YouTube-movie featuring this in action or  
> in blogosphere? But that does however not stop us from having this  
> discussion...
> / Pelle
> _______________________________________________
> microformats-discuss mailing list
> microformats-discuss at microformats.org
> http://microformats.org/mailman/listinfo/microformats-discuss

More information about the microformats-discuss mailing list