[uf-discuss] rel="muse" implies romantic relationship?
horsepigcow at gmail.com
Sun Dec 10 16:31:23 PST 2006
Interesting anecdote about this...rel="muse" actually caused a bit of
a tiff between Chris and I about 6 months back, as he had a bunch of
women marked up as this...since it was under 'romantic', he agreed to
change them to 'colleague' and 'friend'.
:) So, there you go...it causes riffs in relationships and
On 12/10/06, Tantek Çelik <tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
> On 12/10/06 3:42 PM, "Frances Berriman" <fberriman at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 10/12/06, Jason Garber <jason at sixtwothree.org> wrote:
> >> Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to the mailing list, so apologies if this
> >> has already been covered.
> >> According to the XFN spec, rel="muse" is a link to someone who inspires
> >> you, and is listed as being a "romantic" relationship. I was wondering
> >> if it is always implied as a romantic relationship, since one could
> >> certainly find someone else inspiring without being romantically
> >> involved/interested.
> >> I did a cursory search for anyone/anything that covered this, but
> >> couldn't find anything more specific. Does anyone have any input on
> >> this? Thanks for your help!
> >> Jason Garber
> >> jason at sixtwothree.org
> > Hey Jason!
> > I actually discussed this with Tantek offlist a while ago, just in
> > passing, as I was curious about this also. I think the decision made
> > (by examining uses in the wild) was that muse shouldn't be purely
> > romantic, as yes - many people mean it in a platonic way. I think
> > it's something that the XFN documentation could do with clarifying.
> > Having it understood as purely romantic is much too restrictive, imho.
> > So - use it as you see fit.
> Certainly "muse" was not intended to only be purely romantic in the literal
> "romantic relationship" sense (though it is clear how that could easily be
> misconstrued), and of course that meaning is included.
> The categorization as "romantic" is in a broader sense, similar to
> romanticism  as in enabling the elevation of:
> "the achievements of what it [Romanticism] perceived as misunderstood heroic
> individuals and artists that altered society."
> or romance the genre 
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romance_%28genre%29
> That the first specific section in  is on music only echoes what Ben West
> wrote as well.
> Is this worthy of an xfn-faq entry?
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