[uf-discuss] A microformat for relationship availability and
al3x at al3x.net
Tue Dec 19 14:50:20 PST 2006
Hi all. It's my first post, and I'll just dive right in.
I'm interested in using microformats to represent an individual's
relationship availability and preferences. This is part of an
experiment in pushing relationship-seeking to the *cough* edges of
the network, if you will.
I'm hardly ready to propose a format, but at a minimum I see
implementors providing their gender and their gender preference.
Ideal location, age ranges, and other preferences would be optional.
Given that this format is intended for those seeking a relationship
I'm not sure if including their present relationship status is
relevant; "looking" is implicit, else they should not be publishing
Of course, extending an existing microformat may make more sense than
establishing a new one. hCard seems the most applicable of existing
microformats, as XFN is intended to represent existing relationships
and not potential relationships. That said, I picture scenarios in
which one would want to publish their relationship availability
outside of the context of the kind of contact information hCard is
Your thoughts are much appreciated.
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