[uf-discuss] hAtom handheld CSS..?

Chris Casciano chris at placenamehere.com
Mon Mar 27 12:33:37 PST 2006

On Mar 27, 2006, at 3:09 PM, Chris Messina wrote:

> I've been thinking a lot about this ever since I got my Blackberry 
> 8700c.
> I agree that we need a CSS Blackberry Bush for trying out various
> designs for handhelds/phones. hAtom is a great place to start, but we
> should also spell out the needs of handheld devices and how to best
> design for them, no?

I guess I'm not clear where microformats (including hAtom or not) would 
serve to solve the handheld 'problem'.

Why is this not a much more general web development topic wrt. writing 
good markup, using alternate style sheets and/or working with handheld 
UA developers to do things they might need to do better? How does 
supporting hAtom in its current form (or further development of hAtom) 
help someone on a handheld?

I don't think there isn't work to be done in this space (and I think 
for starters the 'users' who are running into problems can do a better 
job of defining the problems they're currently running into with 
typical sites. I don't have a blackberry myself), I just don't see how 
the issues can be directly addressed with microformats.

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