[microformats-discuss] Proposing RelSource

Tantek Ç elik tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Mon Jul 11 08:17:11 PDT 2005

On 7/11/05 7:41 AM, "Bud Gibson" <bud at thecommunityengine.com> wrote:

> On Jul 11, 2005, at 10:32, Andy Skelton wrote:
>> True, but the cite attribute is a) not often utilized by bloggers and
>> b) not visible to the user. Does Technorati spider a URL in a cite
>> attribute?
> The cite *element* is visible.  Have a look at http://
> thecommunityengine.com/home.  The blockquote at the top uses a cite
> element.  Put an <a> inside of that for the link.  I know that
> technorati and other search engines pick those up.

Yes, this is a good suggestion.  As is using the <cite> tag to indicate a
source.  Using the XHTML building blocks where they will do fine rather than
inventing new formats.

> Ryan King proposed something like you are proposing but called it
> hVia.  It never made it beyond the blogged idea stage though as far
> as I can tell.  Maybe you two could put some melding of ideas forward
> based on the use cases you provide.

Exactly.  That's the right place for this discussion/analysis.

Ryan, where is cite-rel on the wiki?



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