[uf-discuss] Microformats and Firefox 3

André Luís andr3.pt at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 09:34:35 PDT 2007

Ok Mike. Thanks for clearing it up.

I'd like to know one thing... Have you discussed the option of using
the notification box as a first notification to the user of the
presence of microformats in the current page and _there_ provide a
button to reveal them?
I've searched but found nothing similar... but what do you guys think?

This wouldn't require any permanent space on the UI... and it wouldn't
inject anything until an action from the user was performed.

(to avoid confusion i mean the notification box like this drawing points out:

André Luís

On 9/4/07, Mike Kaply <microformats at kaply.com> wrote:
> I think some folks here are missing the point in the
> Microformats/Firefox 3 discussion.
> We are trying to foster a discussion about what to do with
> microformats in Firefox 3, we are not trying to tell you what we are
> going to do.
> This is a very difficult problem to solve and we need input on it. At
> this point, the microformats community has primarily been focused on
> marking up microformats. We want people to start thinking about how to
> communicate microformats to the user.
> So here are a few discussion points to get people focused:
> 1. Microformats UI in the browser needs to be a "transient UI." That
> is, dedicating permanent space in the browser to a technology that is
> not available on most sites probably doesn't make much sense (at least
> at first). What does transient UI in a browser look like?
> 2. Microformats are in page, and there needs to be some way to
> indicate the microformats are available on the page that doesn't
> offend page authors. How can we accomplish this?
> Discuss.
> Incidentally, Operator was always intended to be a UI experiment in
> microformats. I'm finding that most people use the toolbar (probably
> because it's the default). But there are six different ways to
> interact with microformats in Operator
> (http://www.kaply.com/weblog/operator).
> Mike Kaply
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