[uf-discuss] Re: Thoughts on MF & Wiki
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Mon Mar 27 22:55:04 PST 2006
You might want to look at Assaf's textTags at
textTags use templates to turn text like
<a href="http://www.technorati.com/tag/FOO" rel="tag" class="tag">FOO</a>
Check out the trac page for more complex samples using hEvent.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org
> [mailto:microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On
> Behalf Of Chris Messina
> Sent: Monday, March 27, 2006 1:13 PM
> To: David Weekly
> Cc: Tara Hunt; Microformats Discuss
> Subject: [uf-discuss] Re: Thoughts on MF & Wiki
> For you example, consider this (behold, the power of community wikis):
> Take: "We're meeting at Gordon Biersch at 10:30 tomorrow - be there!"
> Change to: We're meeting at
> [Event: Gordon Biersch at 10:30 tomorrow] - be there!"
> The wiki can both parse that information (like 30boxes) but
> can also create a temporary event listing that other people
> can come and garden later. If they don't, that's fine, the
> HTML output can still be generic to show approximately what
> content on the page is an event.
> What do you think about that general method? There's instant
> benefit (the text would be added to a calendar of some sort,
> some processing might occur, and it's added to a list that
> can be gardened later)?
> On 3/27/06, David Weekly <david at weekly.org> wrote:
> > > First, writing microformats should be 1. invisible. 2. useful.
> > Much agreed on both.
> > The problem I see might be more fundamental, though. Unless
> people see
> > a benefit to writing in a more structured way (vs "We're meeting at
> > Gordon Biersch at 10:30 tomorrow - be there!"), they're
> probably not
> > going to. Asking users to formalize their speech is an endeavor not
> > likely to succeed.
> > Success will come from tools/widgets that make it as fast
> or faster to
> > drop in the essence of what is being done (add a meeting at Gordon
> > Bierch for 10:30pm the next day), giving some direct benefit to the
> > user (adding it to the wiki calendar) while quietly
> dropping in the MF
> > code.
> > Asking users to even put in something that's transformable
> to MF still
> > requires structure that is antithetical to wiki-ness.
> > > Therefore, if the wiki knows about a contact, it should
> > > a vcard for me.
> > Automated things like this (recognizing email addresses for
> which more
> > information is known) absolutely should offer more information
> > whereever they can.
> > -D
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