[uf-discuss] XFN for email addresses?

John Panzer jpanzer at acm.org
Tue Jun 12 23:04:26 PDT 2007

Chris Messina wrote:
> ...
> I created a simple XFN aggregating application, it occurs to me that
> adding email addresses, both for the purpose of rel-me links and for
> contact links is actually useful and something that should be
> supported in XFN (it's currently not clear whether this is acceptable
> or not; I'm making the case that it should be).
> Therefore, this:
> <a href="mailto:buddy at foo.com" rel="contact">Buddy</a>
> should be as acceptable as this:
> <a href="http://foo.com/buddy" rel="contact">Buddy</a>
> And, on http://foo.com/buddy, this should be permissible:
> <a href="mailto:buddy at foo.com" rel="me">Buddy</a>
> Clearly the biggest issue I see with this scheme is the inability to
> link out *from* the email address. However, I'm not sure that this
> case nullifies the utility of such links.
In principle it seems no worse to me than the aim: links currently 
recommended in the hCard spec.

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