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In these cases it would be useful to have @rel="ancestor", and perhaps a corresponding @rel="descendant".
In these cases it would be useful to have @rel="ancestor", and perhaps a corresponding @rel="descendant".
-CiaranMc
-CiaranMc
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Why not exploit the rev property to avoid having to use a different keyword to denote the reverse? --[[User:WizardIsHungry|Jon Williams]] 14:41, 8 Jan 2007 (PST)
== Simple Groups and Members ==
== Simple Groups and Members ==

Revision as of 22:41, 8 January 2007

XFN Brainstorming

This page is for brainstorming about various uses and details of XFN, as well as collecting input for potential extensions.

Required Reading

Before participating in any XFN brainstorming please read and understand the following:


Contents


Contributors


Extending family relationships

The XFN: Background page says:

We considered adding "grandparent," but in the end dropped the term because it seemed unlikely to be used in the near future. It may appear in future versions of XFN.

Presumably the assumption is that a grandparent won't have a website, but:

Consider a site about one's family tree. It might have something like:

I can trace my family back to 
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_I_of_England/">
 William the conqueror.
</a>

In these cases it would be useful to have @rel="ancestor", and perhaps a corresponding @rel="descendant". -CiaranMc

Why not exploit the rev property to avoid having to use a different keyword to denote the reverse? --Jon Williams 14:41, 8 Jan 2007 (PST)

Simple Groups and Members

A very simple extension to XFN could enable decentralized group membership. E.g.

The relationships could be required bi-directional in order to confirm group membership, that is, both the individual must link to the group with rel="group" and the group must link to the individiual with rel="member" in order for the membership to be considered "true".

See also group-brainstorming.

-Tantek

xfn-brainstorming was last modified: Wednesday, December 31st, 1969

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