[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 
>> nickname">fiahless</span></a>
>> 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[1]:
>> 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.

Regards, etc...

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