I’m not going to go into too much detail on this one. I’m here mostly for the great company. I’ve written a lot about Microformats before, and it is great to see so many people in the panel.
- Frances Berriman, Volume
- Michael Kaply, IBM
- Glenn Jones, Madgex
- Tantek √áelik, Technorati
- Special Guest: Jeremy Keith, ClearLeft
Some extremely brief notes:
- Microformats in Firefox 3 not yet definite
- But, how would it be built in? Just throw the Operator toolbar in there?
- We all should communicate that Microformats should be part of the browser
- Random blog post idea: In RSS for Marketing, the question of terminology was raised. What will we call it? Feeds? Live bookmarks? RSS may be similar to SMTP. We all use it, but we call it email. What will Microformats be called?
- Good question: If marking fictional content up (for example, for a game played out on multiple web sites) is it okay to use Microformats? If you mark up that you have magical potions available, it will turn up in hListing searches.
- Me: Perhaps in this case a proprietary Microformat is okay? It could even be a Save As from other Microformats. Perhaps you can hack the current tools out there to find it, if you’re interested. Build it into a game interface, somehow? I’d hate to see fictional content mixed in with the real stuff.
- Jeremy Keith: Microformats can be used as a read-only API.
- That sounds a little more reasonable than the general API declaration.
This panel was about 50% Q&A, which is always nice to see. Great roundup and the HUGE crowd seemed to enjoy it.