[uf-discuss] rel-nofollow or equivalent for Citation format

Jeremy Boggs jeremyboggs at gmail.com
Thu Oct 19 14:41:49 PDT 2006

> I think you have pointed out one of the great things about  
> Microformats. Each can be used independently of each other.

Absolutely! This is one of the things I'm finding out, and one of the  
things that make Microformats so useful.

> If you want rel="nofollow" you are more than welcome to use that on  
> ANY microformat, it doesn't need to be baked into the citation.
> You could so something like:
> <a href="http://en.wikipedia.com/wiki/microformats" rel="vote-for  
> tag directory nofollow muse">Microformats</a>

I guess the only issue would be if the work being cited did not have  
a hyperlink, since the "rel" attribute is only applicable to <a> and  
<link> tags. With OpenURL, this may not be a problem, but the  
examples of OpenURL aren't being used to generate links.[1] I believe  
OpenURL can be used to create links to sources that redirect users to  
their local libraries/institutions...is this correct?

And, for citations that do not have a link, is it OK to use <span  
class="vote-for"> instead of <a rel="vote-for">, or some equivalent?


[1] http://microformats.org/wiki/citation-formats#OpenURL

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