[uf-discuss] Plazes & Microformats
David Janes -- BlogMatrix
davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Wed Apr 19 12:45:36 PDT 2006
Ryan King wrote:
>> <a class="vcard" rel="vcard" href="/profile/fiahless/"><span class="fn
>> To indicate that not only is this a vcard, but a better or "reference"
>> vcard is available at the other end of the link.
> I like the idea of being able to hint at the presence of microformats in
> other documents. Certainly, it could make focused crawling for
> microformats a bit easier (in certain cases).
> However, using @rel here seems like semantic abuse. From the spec:
>> This attribute describes the relationship from the current document to
>> the anchor specified by the href attribute. The value of this
>> attribute is a space-separated list of link types.
> I'm not sure its reasonable to say that 'vcard' describes the
> relationship between these two documents.
> It seems that the more semanticaly appropriate place to put this would
> be @type. However, I'm not sure I want to get into that.
I disagree: it exactly specifies the relationship between VCARD-A and
VCARD-B: VCARD-B is the canonical or preferred rendering of VCARD-A.
We've already made the leap that "current document" means the uFed
object in question on the source side, cf. rel-tag.
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