[uf-discuss] Microformats and Firefox 3

Dimitri Glazkov dimitri.glazkov at gmail.com
Tue Sep 4 13:30:14 PDT 2007

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?

This is not particularly transient, but it addresses #2, methinks:



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