Greasemonkey and Microformats

George recently wrote and released:

…a Greasemonkey user script that will find those hCalendar events and provide a link to import them into any calendar program that supports the iCalendar format… any time you see an event on the web that has hCalendar information, you can click a link and it’ll be added to your calendar so you don’t have to copy the information by hand.

Nicely done George. Next up, who is going to write a Greasemonkey user script (or extend George’s) to detect hCards and provide links to import them into any address book program that supports the vCard format?

Update: George himself has written it. See his updated blogpost to get it.


4 Responses to “Greasemonkey and Microformats”

  1. Andy Hume :

    I’ve already requested it. If it’s not forthcoming soon – I’ll do it myself. ;)

    July 27th, 2005 at 11:54 am

  2. George Hotelling :

    The hCard version is now up and linked from the same post you linked to.

    July 27th, 2005 at 5:31 pm

  3. Yannick L. :

    Sounds Awesome.

    July 27th, 2005 at 6:31 pm

  4. paolo :

    A suggestion for getting hCalendar widely adopted.
    What is the place were a lot of updated and high quality content gets created? Did I hear “wikipedia”? Yes it is wikipedia! ;-)

    So my suggestion is to let Wikipedia (the software engine or the social engine) to encode events in hCalendar microformat.

    There are already places in wikipedia were people can keep/edit event lists and calendars.

    I suggested this on the metawiki
    but nobody noticed it, maybe not a good idea, right? ;-)

    As soon as I’ll have time, I’ll look into the issue myself but in the meantime, if someone wants to think about it …

    Relevant wikipedia pages:

    July 29th, 2005 at 4:54 am