Operator (extension)

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Developer(s)Mike Kaply
Stable release / July 31, 2010
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeFirefox extension
WebsiteMike's Musings

Operator is an extension for the Mozilla Firefox web browser.[1][2] It parses[2] and acts upon a number of microformats,[1][2][3] as well as validating them.[2]

Operator lets the user access microformats through a number of methods, all of which are optional: a toolbar, a toolbar button, a status bar icon, a location bar icon, or a sidebar.

It has native support for several microformats:

and is extensible,[5] in that users can add new actions for the included microformats, or specify additional microformat recognition.

Operator was written by Mike Kaply of IBM.[6] It forms the basis for Firefox 3's microformats API,[5][7] allowing native support, but has no direct user interface, due to lack of consensus on the implementation in the GUI.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Faaborg, Alex (December 16, 2006). "Microformats - Part 3: Introducing Operator". Archived from the original on February 2, 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  2. ^ a b c d "Firefox Extensions". microformats.org. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  3. ^ Harris, Jacob (2007-12-05). "The Magical Minimalism of Microformats". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  4. ^ a b "Microformat Support on MapQuest Local". MapQuest. 2008-09-25. Archived from the original on 2009-02-18. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  5. ^ a b c Gilbertson, Scott (2008-05-22). "What Happened to the Microformats Support in Firefox 3". Wired. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  6. ^ "Introducing Operator". Mozilla labs. Mozilla. 2006-12-16. Archived from the original on 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-02-03.
  7. ^ "Using microformats". Mozilla Developer Center. Mozilla. 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2009-02-03.

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