[uf-discuss] NetNewsWire ditches support for microformats
mdagn at spraci.com
Sun Aug 17 04:12:08 PDT 2008
> But now, turns out that future versions of NNW will no longer support
> microformat detection:
> Judging from discussions around this decision (on a private mailing
> list), there seems to be little real value from this feature in
> NetNewsWire, a very popular feed reader for the Mac.
> On the one hand, it's hard to argue with the detractors who point out
> that there's actually little microformatted content in feeds (NNW only
> detects hcalendar and hcard -- the most widely deployed microformats)
> and that even when such content shows up, adding hcards to your
> address book, or clicking the Add to Calendar button provided by NNW
> is hardly beneficial when feeds that have an iCal equivalent either
> tack it on as an enclosure or link off to a remotely hosted .ics
> file... basically making the embedded hcalendar redundant (though
> arguably still best practice).
but removing it? ...
how about giving the users a choice of whether to use this feature?
btw I've seen a lot more hCalendar items in RSS feeds than I have seen
iCal links in enclosures.
I don't think having to fetch another file for each event just to get
the date of the event is a good solution!
... and what if someone wants to mark up the city/country where the
event is happening? ... in hCalendar it can be done by using
hCard/adr/geo inside "location" but can anything like that be done in
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