[uf-discuss] rel="nsfw"

Ciaran McNulty mail at ciaranmcnulty.com
Mon Jan 1 12:03:04 PST 2007

On 1/1/07, Colin Barrett <timber at lava.net> wrote:
> On Jan 1, 2007, at 7:29 AM, Ciaran McNulty wrote:
> > Another @rel value that is more similar to the @rel="nsfw" would be
> > @rel="no-follow", which is trying to express an opinion about the
> > linked page rather than describing the link relationship.
> Not really -- it's saying that this link isn't a link that should be
> followed by an automated search engine. The relationship between
> document A and document B is "don't follow if you're a search engine".
> You can't really find an appropriate way to finish the sentence "The
> relationship between document A and document B is ________" with rel-
> nsfw. It's a pretty good litmus test for the correct usage of @rel.

But isn't it the case that rel-nsfw is exactly the same class of
relationship as rel-nofollow?

If your example is OK then surely "don't follow if you're at work" is
just as valid?

-Ciaran McNulty

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