[uf-discuss] Microformats in Form Fields

Frances Berriman fberriman at gmail.com
Thu Sep 28 04:05:52 PDT 2006

On 9/28/06, Ben Ward <lists at ben-ward.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello list, just a quick point for discussion:
> Lets say you have a personal registration form in your web app, for
> entering contact data which will later be output as an hCard in
> various places.
> What if I was to mark up the form (and fields) with hCard classes?
> Good idea? Bad idea? I strikes me that it could be useful for auto-
> complete applications, but not sure if it would 'pollute' the web
> with effectively a useless/empty hCard when the form is published.

You must have been tuned into my brain today, because I was thinking
about the same thing...  I think the auto-form fill would be neat. Did
you see Drews demo of that with openID?  It didn't require the forms
to use the microformat class names or anything.

I hadn't thought about the empty hCard information that would
accidentally be produced by marking form fields though.  I think that
is a good arguement for NOT doing it.

Frances Berriman

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