professional relations (was: XFN usage stats and Re: [uf-discuss] rel="muse" implies romantic relationship?)

Angus McIntyre angus at
Tue Dec 12 15:49:14 PST 2006

On Tue, December 12, 2006 5:05 pm, Andy Mabbett wrote:
> In message <00ac01c71d96$06018010$0702a8c0 at Guides.local>, Mike Schinkel
> <mikeschinkel at> writes
>>OTOH, I could use any of the following if attached to "professional":
>>Respect, admire, impressed by,awed,  revere, worship, idolize, iconize.
>>If would be nice if there was a way to extend professional respect and
> Not to mention: mentor, mentee, trainer, trainee,

I wonder if idolizing someone is in some way analogous to a VoteLinks

If we start encoding not only hierarchical relations but expressions of
approval/disapproval, you have the possibility to write some extremely
career-limiting XFN expressions.

    <a href="..." rel="colleague boss despise"> ... </a>


    <a href="..." rel="colleague subordinate sweetheart"> ... </a>

are two that might not do you any good in the workplace ...


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