[uf-discuss] OpenID delegation and XFN
andreluis.pt at gmail.com
Fri Oct 12 19:21:40 PDT 2007
According to  it's fine sticking rel attribute in link elements so
I don't see why not, generally. But read on.
I would even extend the question why not adding rev="me" since that
url should be mine as well.... but,this  proved me wrong..
I would like to add though, that the only situation where I see this
making sense would be when the user would like to have a certain page
related with all others social networks ( or more general, his/her
presences on the web) and not show that information. (just hiding it
with css smells funny to me).
Case #1: User wants to connect his page with a bunch of others but
doesn't want that explicitly stated on the page => user includes
<link>s with rel="me" attribute.
Case #2; User wants to create a landing page for himself and
explicitly state his other presences out in the open, for everyone to
see => user includes <a> with rel="me" attribute.
This could bring problems to certain implementations that would search
the DOM document for all <A> elements and not <A> and <LINK>. I'm not
sure whether this situation has been discussed earlier in the list or
is in the wiki. If so, I'd be thankful if someone could point me
On 10/13/07, Chris Messina <chris.messina at gmail.com> wrote:
> Will Norris made a great suggesting for making OpenID delegation links
> compatible with XFN rel-me links. I actually think that it's okay to
> use <link />'s in the header of a document to point to other social
> networks and so on... I understand that this is not kosher with
> marking up visible data, but if it's going to be there anyway (and
> it's part of the OpenID spec) we might as well markup the links in the
> microformats format:
> <link rel="openid.server" href="http://www.myopenid.com/server" />
> <link rel="openid.delegate me" href="http://will.norris.name/" /
> Thoughts on this? I know that I'll get push back, but logically why not this?
> <link rel="me" href="http://flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe" />
> <link rel="me" href="http://ma.gnolia.com/people/factoryjoe" />
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