[uf-discuss] Relationship between XFN and hCard
ryan at technorati.com
Thu May 25 09:37:27 PDT 2006
I just realized that no-one has responded to this yet...
On May 15, 2006, at 12:41 PM, Dimitri Glazkov wrote:
> I've been slowly chipping away at the implementation of XFN builder in
> TinyMCE, which is the rich text editor for Wordpress and other
> blogging/CMS tools.
> Somewhere along the way an odd thought occured -- it seems that XFN
> and hCard are closely related. XFN describes relationship of a person,
> represented by the target page, and hCard declares that this link is
> part of contact information.
Yup. See Tantek's blog for an example of this in action.
Also, there's a bunch of ideas about XFN + hCard going in the other
direction, which need to be explored at some point (when I have more
> What do you guys think? Is this crazy? I remember Drew arguing about
> the dangers of implicitly blessing links as hCards
> but I can't remember where the discussion ended up.
Yes, you need to be very careful about this. But I don't have any
suggestions for how to do this without making your UI more complex.
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