[uf-dev] Displaying hidden microformat in Operator (and elsewhere)

Brian Suda brian.suda at gmail.com
Wed Nov 7 07:45:21 PST 2007

2007/11/7, Mike Kaply <microformats at kaply.com>:
> Originally I considered updating Operator to fix this, but on further
> investigation, I would like to make the core Microformats code I am
> putting into Firefox ignore hidden microformats.

--- well, what defines "hidden", is this hidden by JS, taken away from
the DOM at load time? or hidden with CSS, or hidden at load-time, but
displayed later? I looked at the source of that page, and it has all
the stores in the source and it looks like JS is hidding all of them.
Then based on your clicks it shows only a sub-set of the vcards.

So would Operator would re-look-up all microformats if the DOM
changes? and only show/hide the information in the DOM?

> I'd like to know what people think about this.

--- I think this is not a bad idea, but we need to see what the
user-expectation would be? if they run this page through X2V, then you
would get 100+ vCards, but with Operator you would only see the few
that you can see on the screen. I think this is OK, because the
average user would probably not understand where Operator is getting
the 100+ hCards when they only see 4 on the page.


brian suda

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