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Sat Dec 30 04:22:30 PST 2006
<liste at jeenaparadies.net> wrote:
> Is there no interrest in such a microformat like rel="pavatar"?
Without getting into the technicalities of ‘what makes a microformat’
at this stage, I think another reason for lack of interest is that
really, the hCard microformat can already provide the same function.
The ‘logo’ property of hCard  is already used in the wild (to what
degree I can't say) to mark up ‘avatar’ images.
So for example:
<link href="http://example.com/pic.png" rel="pavatar">
Can be represented within an hCard:
<span class="fn">Ben Ward</span>
<img class="logo" src="http://example.com/pic.png" alt="" />
Therefore, I think that demand for your pavatar specification is
limited here as there is in effect an existing solution, which goes
further than pavatar by making the image a visible part of the
content as well.
It doesn't have the additional restrictions you impose, of course
(the 80 pixel square requirement) but there's nothing to stop you
layering policies like that over hCard when implementing.
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