Well, it took the community to do it first, but geoFlock creator Tony Farndon’s done gone and created a Microformats creator for Flock called… Heads!
And, owing the it’s design, can easily accomodate many other formats without too much effort… excellent.
[...] Been busy in the leadup to our conference, Web Directions, doing some research for a new microformats proposal “hTagcloud”, and so not had too much time to post of late. But this is cool, via Chris Messina, news of a Flock (Firefox based open source (?) social software oriented web browser) microformats creator, “Heads”. It’s still at a developmental stage, but if you have the chance, have a play and give developer Tony Farndon some feedback. Not had time to play with this puppy, as my office has a reasonably slow connection, but will check it out asap. [...]
[...] After getting a new tool for composing microformats, we now have a new technique for exposing those newly minted microformatted hcards. [...]
[...] Messina has been jabbering on about microformats forever. I recently got around to asking, “what’s the big deal”? Essentially, the content doesnt change but the packaging does. Formats like RSS, while effective, are inefficient because they require an additional packaging process: the generation of the feed. Microformats take the built in id and class properties of HTML elements and use them for their underlying purpose…no, not to style and format. That’s a secondary use. The primary function of id and class is identify an “object” within the DOM. ID’s for single objects, classes for recurring objects. Microformats exploit these identifiers in such a way that a web document itself acts as the publishing feed…a parser can go through looking for a standardized format for information such as calendar and address book info. no secondary republishing. and, every instance of support means that another developer has to do one less thing in making his data scrape work. [...]
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