[uf-discuss] rel-xxx proposal
Charles Iliya Krempeaux
supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:44:48 PDT 2005
On 10/26/05, Robert Bachmann <rbach at rbach.priv.at> wrote:
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I don't know of any current Microformat that covers this topic or
> > anything in the wild that covers it either. Here's basically what I
> > propose:
> > <a rel="xxx" href="http://xxx-site.example.com/">XXX Site</a>
> > This proposed Microformat is a way for page to "mark" what's at the
> > end of the href -- in this case http://xxx-site.example.com/ -- is an
> > XXX site.
> > In my work creating IPTV sites and software, there is a need to mark
> > linked content as being XXX. (That way parents could potentially
> > write/install user scripts to filter out all XXX content for their
> > kids.
> > Or if someone wanted to just focus this type of content, they
> > could do that too. Etc. There's alot more creative ways of making
> > use of that too.)
> > Opinions?
> Robert wants to see porn so he searches for links with rel="xxx"
> Some blogger posted a link to r o t t e n . c o m and labeled it
> with rel="xxx"
> Robert thinks - oh I found a porn site - clicks the link and spends
> 2 hours with vommiting on the floor.
> That could be counted as a creative use ;-)
That's where stuff like trust metrics come into play. See:
Microformats Proposal for Reputation and Trust Metrics
Basically, you don't have to believe what everyone tells you.
Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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