[uf-discuss] Third option?: Need for plain-language intros for each microformat

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Fri Sep 7 09:42:44 PDT 2007

On 9/7/07 8:25 AM, "Ernest Prabhakar" <ernest.prabhakar at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi all,
> On Sep 7, 2007, at 7:00 AM, Eric A. Meyer wrote:
>>>> or 2) leave the specs  where they are and create new -intro pages.
>>>> I've seen [...] no one object to #2.
>>> Then you haven't been paying full attention.
>>    For those of us who indeed haven't been paying full attention to
>> this particular thread (guilty), a citation or three regarding
>> objections to #2 would be greatly helpful.
> 3. Let me propose what may or may not be a third option:
> a) Leave the specs where are.
> b) Add a good solid introductory  paragraph at the top of the spec.
> c) Link from there to an in-depth "-intro" page
> This may just be a variant of #2, but I think it addresses Andy's
> objections.  If not, perhaps he would be kind enough to summarize
> them again.

Ernie, I believe this is essentially what has been proposed for #2, per:


* brief plain-language intro at the top (say for example, something that a
non-technical person like a member of the general media/press could read and

same as your b) AFAIK.

* followed by links to more plain-language resources

similar to your c), which I also agree with.



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