[uf-discuss] RE: microformats for groups and group memberships?

Eran limbo at actcom.co.il
Fri Aug 11 17:32:27 PDT 2006


You may want to read about identity consolidation using XFN -
http://www.gmpg.org/xfn/and/ (I think that's the correct URL, someone please
correct me if there's a better resource). You can consolidate your various
pages by using XFN's rel=me links. So if the homepage (the main page
representing you or the group) links to a page that contains group
membership (or group members) using rel='me' things should still work just


> -----Original Message-----
> From: microformats-discuss-bounces at microformats.org [mailto:microformats-
> discuss-bounces at microformats.org] On Behalf Of Jim Dalton
> Sent: Friday, August 11, 2006 12:16 PM
> To: 'Microformats Discuss'
> Subject: RE: [uf-discuss] RE: microformats for groups and group
> memberships?

> the use of these tags would presumably relate members to the page they are
> on, but shouldn't something in any future format account for the fact that
> lists of members might appear in places aside from the actual group page
> (or
> vice versa, membership in groups listed somewhere aside from person's home
> page)?


> wouldn't it make sense to mark up either the title of the UL element to
> communicate the group that the items are members above, e.g.:
> <ul class="xoxo hGroup" title="The Do Family"
> href="http://example.com/do_family_home_page">
> or... (esp. since href is not a legitimate attribute of UL)...what I would
> probably do myself if I were trying my best for semantic perfection:
> <dl>
> 	<dt class="vcard"><span class="fn org">The Do Family</span></dt>
> 	<dd class="vcard"><a href="http://example.com/jane_do" class="url
> fn" rel="founder moderator member">Jane</a></dd>
> 	<dd class="vcard"><a href="http://example.com/john_do" class="url
> fn" rel="moderator member">John</a></dd>
> 	etc...
> </dl>
> Just communicating the idea in the above suggestions, not actually putting
> forth actual recommendations. I'm not as familiar with XFN in practice so
> not sure if the above would be totally off. Still not if the above
> communicates membership in organization effectively.
> Interested in others' thoughts...particularly as this group has far deeper
> knowledge of how these concepts are constructed than I do. Hope this is
> useful.
> Sincerely,
> Jim Dalton
> jim at ere.net
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