#microformats2 bookmarklet: drag this to your bookmarks bar for one-click mf2 parsing:
Playing with Yahoo Pipes for the first time. This is the UI I’ve been dreaming of for years. The data sources are bogged down with nasty RSS/ATOM semantics, but that’s mostly irrelevant. The important things:
I made a Pipe to convert #microformats2 h-feed/h-entry markup into RSS from scratch in about 15 mins, having never used the tool before (bear in mind also that this is not a tool built for consuming mf2 data structures): Convert Microformats to RSS. The tiny feedback loop the Pipes tool provides, both in deploying, sharing and debugging, enabled Tantek Çelik to find a bug in his site’s markup.
Again: WHY DOES NO-ONE KNOW ABOUT THIS? If it’s because processing stodgy, outdated, DRY-violating formats is its bread and butter, fair enough. Let’s rebuild this with microformats2.
Just discovered another upside of #microformats2 speed of authoring — when PRs adding mf2 to something are turned down, it’s only 3 minutes of work gone unused!
Have you had a look at PuSH v0.4? It’s way simpler than old PuSH and is no longer strongly tied to RSS/ATOM content.
Note also that the “argh my little site got popular and is dying” thing can be solved even with your simpler system, by making the endpoint an external service. Woo hypermedia discovery over well-known URLs!
#microformats2 wild examples list growing quickly, will your site be the next? microformats.org/wiki/microformats2#Examples_in_the_wild
The poster is for a gig I’m doing in December. But just because it’s a print poster is no reason not to use #microformats2 #µf2