[microformats-discuss] Badges - [was additional ways to reference XMDPs

Kevin Marks kmarks at technorati.com
Wed Jul 13 11:23:11 PDT 2005

How about combining the XMDP link with a 'badge' image (or 
consistently-CSS-styled logo) ?
Bloggers and others love to have little badges on their sites endorsing 
and proclaiming their support of standards or causes; if the XMDP 
profile link is what the badge points to, this seems a microformat-like 
way of reusing existing practices.

This does imply that the XMDP profiles SHOULD have a link to a 
user-oriented explanation of the format too, to avoid the 'RSS button 
aversion therapy' problem, where you click one of them, get an 
incomprehensible page of code or  an error message from your browser, 
and avoid doing so ever again.

On Jul 13, 2005, at 5:16 AM, Tantek Çelik wrote:
> 3. <a rel="profile"> is another way to do so, and enables people to
> reference profiles inline in content anywhere, and *visibly* as well, 
> which
> has added benefits.
> On 7/13/05 4:36 AM, "Bud Gibson" <bud at thecommunityengine.com> wrote:
>> 4.  A seemingly easy solution is to put an <a> element somewhere in
>> the microformatted content that points back to the XMDP.  This
>> fulfills the initial practical question raised initially but adds <a>
>> elements, an addition some find aesthetically displeasing.
>> It seems another outcome of all of this would be to consider some
>> simple extension to the XMDP spec that allows it to be linked from an
>> <a> element with discussion focusing on how that would work.

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