[uf-new] Fwd: [uf-discuss] Error messages

Scott Reynen scott at makedatamakesense.com
Sat Jul 14 08:19:37 PDT 2007

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Evan Prodromou <evan at prodromou.name>
> Date: July 14, 2007 5:28:02 AM MDT
> To: microformats-discuss at microformats.org
> Subject: [uf-discuss] Error messages
> Reply-To: Microformats Discuss <microformats-discuss at microformats.org>
> One of the most common HTML patterns in Web applications is error
> messages. We see them all the time on the Web: login errors, form
> validation errors, backend errors and user input errors. But what if
> this common pattern was standardized?
> If HTML error messages all followed a similar format, we could have
> browser plugins that recorded and analyzed the errors that come up.  
> They
> could either feed back this structured error data when we needed it --
> say, when filing a bug report or talking to a tech support rep --  
> or use
> the error data to help us find workarounds or documentation online.
> I brought the idea up in the #microformats channel on Freenode, and it
> got a good response, so I took the next step and created a list of
> examples and a brainstorming page on the microformats wiki.
>         http://microformats.org/wiki/error-message-examples
>         http://microformats.org/wiki/error-message-brainstorming
> I'd greatly appreciate the help of people on this list in collecting
> error messages from the wild, and hopefully in building up a draft
> microformat.
> ~Evan
> -- 
> Evan Prodromou - evan at prodromou.name - http://evan.prodromou.name/

Scott Reynen

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