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

Drew McLellan lists at allinthehead.com
Fri Nov 23 06:44:17 PST 2007

On 7 Nov 2007, at 15:32, Mike Kaply wrote:

> In looking at pages like:
> http://www.samsoniteblacklabel.com/store-locator.samsonite
> I've discovered what I consider a flaw in Operator in that I display
> all microformats even if they aren't visible on the screen at the same
> time. This can make pages like this one unwieldy.
> 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.
> I'd like to know what people think about this.
> I will only ignore completely hidden microformats, not parts that  
> are hidden.

Putting aside the issue of how you detect whether something is  
visible on screen or not (an unenviable task), could you consider  
segmenting the menu somehow?

Perhaps put all the invisible items into a submenu at the bottom of  
the list.

The result would be that the user would be presented with a short  
list of the viewable items, with an easy method of accessing the list  
of hidden items, but without the need for yet another preference  


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