[uf-discuss] Wanted: a pattern indicating a
mirko.gustony at gmail.com
Tue Jun 16 00:42:55 PDT 2009
On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 11:50 PM, Tantek Çelik<tantek at cs.stanford.edu> wrote:
>> I need to mark up the following: on the website for company B Ltd. I
>> want to sho that it's a subsidiary of A Inc.
>> Part of <a href="http://www.a-inc.com/">A Inc.</a>
> Could you provide a URL to the website for company B? 
Unfortunately not for this particular use case. I am currently in the
process of redesigning a website where the requirement is to have a
text like the one above on every page in the header.
> I've captured this area as "business to business" relationships on the
> XFN brainstorming page, along with POSH suggestions:
Thanks for pointing me there. I immediately stopped reading after the
stop words "human relations" :)
IMHO rel="controlling" seems to be a bit misleading to me.
Using my previous example:
<p>Part of <a href="http://www.a-inc.com/" rel="controlling">A Inc.</a></p>
I would understand (from the definition of rel-attribute ) that B
Ltd. is controlling A Inc. but it should the other way round (or do I
get it wrong?). So a better wording should be used (maybe
"parentgroup" or something like that). Whereas rel="subsidiary" should
be quite clear.
Anyway: A real world example could be  where the corporate group
links to its subsidiaries, and the subsidiaries will link back
but you will get the idea).
Another example could be  for the same use case.
There might be another use case when companies are accredited dealers
of another company (and the other way round) and want to show this
using a microformat. An example could be .
 "This attribute describes the relationship from the current
document to the anchor specified by the href attribute."
 <http://www.cat.com/dealer-locator> (you'll have to start a search
to get a list of dealers)
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