please look at xFolk (was Re: [uf-discuss] rel-xxx proposal)
Tantek Ç elik
tantek at cs.stanford.edu
Wed Oct 26 15:05:57 PDT 2005
Slow down folks!
1. Edward O'Connor is right. This is incorrect use of rel. See
2. This is a reinvention of xFolk, which allows tagging of arbitrary URLs
with arbitrary tags like XXX or NSFW or RatedR or whatever you want!
On 10/26/05 2:48 PM, "Charles Iliya Krempeaux" <supercanadian at gmail.com>
> On 10/26/05, Edward O'Connor <hober0 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> <a rel="xxx" href="http://xxx-site.example.com/">XXX Site</a>
>> Using the rel attribute for this strikes me as wrong.
>> Quoting <URL:http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rel>:
>> This attribute describes the relationship *from the
>> current document* to the anchor specified by the href
>> attribute. [Emphasis mine.]
>> Surely, whether or not the site you're linking to is XXX/NSFW/whatever
>> is quite independent of its relationship to *your* site.
>> Perhaps class="xxx" would be better in this case.
> It has become common practice to use URL's and webpages to represent
> "people", to represent "groups", and to represent "ideas".
> If that is the case then, for example, if a webpage had rel-xxx on it
> and that webpage represented a person -- let's say Joe Blow -- then it
> would be saying:
> Joe Blow considers what's at the end of that URL to be XXX
> (pornographic) material.
> See ya
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.
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