rel-syndication

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Publishers

A permalink for a blog post should hyperlink with rel="syndication" to copies that the author has syndicated onto other sites.

This is a page to page relationship, and thus blog posts in aggregate form, e.g. archive pages, home/updates pages, should NOT use rel="syndication".

Consumers

Consuming applications can use rel=syndication in a number of ways:

Alternatives

u-syndication

In addition rel=syndication on links from a blog post to syndicated copies of it, those links can also have the markup:

  • class="u-syndication" which will likely get picked up as part of their containing h-entry object.

Advantages:

  • Blog posts can use on links to syndicated copies, in any context, e.g. blog posts in aggregate form like archive pages or home/updates pages, may use class="u-syndication".

Examples in the wild

Sites that are using rel="syndication"

On all their blog posts/notes automatically:

  • aaronparecki.com
  • tommorris.org
  • waterpigs.co.uk

On some blog posts:

  • tantek.com
  • adactio.com

See also