[uf-discuss] Re: Microformats UI in Firefox 3

Breton Slivka zen at zenpsycho.com
Tue Sep 4 05:43:49 PDT 2007

Okay well, that's a relief.
It's amazing though, that we're talking about enabling designers to  
design, but have only so far mentioned html, javascript and urls.
What about putting the design into the design code: css? Would it not  
be a simple matter of adding selectors for the firefox mf ui elements?


x-mozilla-add-hcard {

border: 1px solid black;


which would select whatever element is the button/link for adding an  


On 04/09/2007, at 9:50 PM, Pelle W wrote:

> Breton Slivka wrote:
>> 1. You guys are proposing a radical change in microformats, and in  
>> the way microformats work, and have given us just a week to  
>> discuss/object
>> 2. If radical change is implemented in firefox, all existing  
>> microformatted content will fail to work in firefox3
>> 3. said radical change includes inline styles- functionally  
>> identical to presentational html tags.
>> 4. In order to play nice with firefox 3, all publishers of  
>> microformatted content would need to add extra stuff to their markup.
>> 5. That extra stuff would *only* be necessary for firefox
> It's more of an addition than a radical change to the microformats  
> which enables the designer to add Firefox-actions right into their  
> own design although such actions will always also be available  
> through Firefox own UI and the suggested addition wouldn't change  
> how any existing microformats would work or should work. It would  
> be totally voluntarily. If it would be part of microformat standard  
> it would work in any tool which implements it.
> Although I think the suggestion that was made at first wasn't that  
> good, the core problem it tries to solve is relevant: A need for a  
> standardized way for a webdesigner to add interaction between the  
> microformatted data and the parsers actions into their own designs.
> Could the Microformat community come up witha standard way of  
> interacting with the parsers through JavaScripts or perhaps through  
> new URL:s like mailto: or feed: or in another way? Or is such a  
> standard perhaps out of this community's scope?
> / Pelle W
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