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

Siegfried Gipp siegfried at
Thu Dec 14 05:48:41 PST 2006

Am Mittwoch, 13. Dezember 2006 22:22 schrieb Mike Schinkel:
> As an aside, at the risk of starting a firestorm, it would be nice if there
> were a way to let the user decide his one relationship, i.e. maybe
> <a rel="custom:xxxx" href="...">John Smith</a>
> Where "xxxx" is of course the person's one identifier.  Basically this
> would allow people to create a folksonomy.  It could even require one of
> the other predefined tags to ensure that aggregators can still get a rough
> idea.

You don't need the "custom:" prefix. Anyone can define his/her own 
relationships. BTW, there are more relationships than between persons. Think 
of rel="prev", rel="next", rel="contents", ...
So if you need your own relations for whatever, simply use them. It's just it 
is no microformat.


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