[uf-discuss] Apple Data Detectors
mdagn at spraci.com
Wed Feb 6 01:20:22 PST 2008
> But much of these bad things can be aleviated by one of the other
> suggestions in this thread: As-you-type validation. As soon as you
> type in "Feb" for instance, autocomplete style routines kick into
> action, helping the author write the date in exactly the right format.
> Then as they hit "publish" it becomes a microformat, proper, with
> markup and all.
certainly ... and such things can be good for forms on websites ... but I
was trying get some useful data out of a whole lot of press releases people
(stuff that is normally just ignored because there is nobody with the spare
time to re-enter it manually!)
--- if only event promoters would mark up those html emails with
hCalendar! ---- (and hCard/geo for venues/locations/cities/countries) :-)
...but of course we are unlikely to see much of that until the email and
word processing software they are actually using has tools for adding such
markup to their emails.
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