[uf-discuss] vote-for

Ben Ward lists at ben-ward.co.uk
Tue Nov 7 09:51:04 PST 2006

On 7 Nov 2006, at 17:03, Ciaran McNulty wrote:
> that makes rel="vote-for" mean "This url is a vote for the
> current page".

Correct. However, this isn't mentioned in the spec or anywhere  
because it has an issue with authority.

I could say 'That page over there is a vote for me'. That isn't  
authoritative, I could say that Google, Technorati, Tantek and  
Siegfrief Gipp all voted for my resource but an application shouldn't  
use that data, since I could be lying about it.

Now you could still do this, but an application would have to inspect  
each of those resources to make sure the votes were really valid.

Of course, that's still a valid use and does have assistive value to  
applications, but the authoritative relationship of vote-* is still  
@rev. That's why the spec talks in terms of @rev.

Now, that's not to say the Wiki couldn't be expanded to describe what  
I've just said (but, y'know, better), but it certainly _is_ to say  
you cannot take @rel=vote-* to mean anything but the opposite of  


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