[uf-discuss] hFoaF - Hypertext Friend of a Friend

Martin McEvoy martin at weborganics.co.uk
Sat Dec 6 09:04:40 PST 2008

Toby A Inkster wrote:
> Martin McEvoy wrote:
>> <a rev="made"  href="http://someapp.com/">I made this app</a>
>> would translate as  <http://referencingpage.com/> made
>> <http://someapp.com/> much better!
> No, it really is the other way around!

Do you think? so the above example would translate as...

<http://someapp.com/> made <http://referencingpage.com/>

change that example to a vote link....

<a rev="vote-for"  href="http://someapp.com/">I made this app</a>

your interpretation would translate as

<http://someapp.com/> vote-for <http://referencingpage.com/>

Is this correct?

> The way you're interpreting it is as "made by" which is a perfectly 
> natural and sensible interpretation,

Which is what I am intending to mean

> but wrong according to the specification of the term, and how it's 
> used in the wild. 

There is some evidence to say that in the wild most authors use rev=made 

> This is a good illustration of why verbs are a bad idea as link types 
> - nouns or adjectives work better.
Agreed :-)

Thanks again Toby.

Martin McEvoy


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