[uf-discuss] vote-for

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Mon Nov 6 13:41:41 PST 2006

On 6 Nov 2006, at 21:25, Siegfried Gipp wrote:
> Indeed, this i do not understand.Why should a definition of  
> rel="vote-for"
> have any negative effect (or any effect at all) on the definition of
> rev="vote-for"? These are two different attributes.

It's because the microformat does not define the meaning of  
'@rel=vote-for', it just defines the meaning of 'vote-for'. The rel  
(or rev) relationship comes direct from HTML. The pool of values for  
@rel and @rev are shared as they are closely related attributes by  
design (these values are not always appropriate in both directions,  
of course).

So, the value 'vote-for' is definable as 'a positive vote for a  
resource'. That's what vote-for (and vote-against and vote-abstain  
with their respective definitions) *always* means when used in HTML.  
The source and target of that relationship is what the @rel and @rev  
attributes describe, not 'vote-for' itself, and that comes from HTML.

Hope that clarifies.


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