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* In short, <code>rev</code> should not be used.  For more details see the [[rel-faq|rel FAQ]] in particular [[rel-faq#Should_.27rev.27_even_be_used|Should 'rev' even be used]].
 
* In short, <code>rev</code> should not be used.  For more details see the [[rel-faq|rel FAQ]] in particular [[rel-faq#Should_.27rev.27_even_be_used|Should 'rev' even be used]].
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=== Can XFN links use protocols other than http://? ===
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''Can you use rel="me" for other protocols besides HTTP? such as mailto: or aim:? --[[User:BrianSuda|Brian Suda]] [http://rbach.priv.at/Microformats-IRC/2006-05-12#T033706 03:37, 2006-05-12] (PST)''
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* The current answer is "yes" particular because XFN only described the relationship between two things, rather than the protocol with which either thing is addressed.
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<h2> See Also </h2>
 
<h2> See Also </h2>

Revision as of 23:35, 13 June 2007

XFN FAQ

This page is for documenting Q&A about XFN in addition to the official XFN FAQ. It is likely that items here will be incorporated there. Or perhaps GMPG may choose to redirect the FAQ here - this is to be determined. For now, if you have a new question to ask about XFN, please consider first asking your question on the microformats-discuss mailing list.

Please first read the official XFN FAQ.

Q&A

Why is muse in the romantic category

According to the XFN spec, rel="muse" is a link to someone who inspires you, and is listed as being a "romantic" relationship. Does it is always implied as a romantic relationship, since one could certainly find someone else inspiring without being romantically involved/interested?

  • Certainly "muse" was not intended to only be purely romantic in the literal "romantic relationship" sense (though it is clear how that could easily be misconstrued), and of course that meaning is included. The categorization as "romantic" is in a broader sense, similar to romanticism as in enabling the elevation of:

    "the achievements of what it [Romanticism] perceived as misunderstood heroic individuals and artists that altered society."

    or romance the genre.
  • The XFN spec defines muse as well as crush, and one ought not to be confused with the other. Either way, romantically or figuratively, the muse inspires.
  • Note also: The Wiktionary definition of muse

Why not use rev instead of a keyword to denote the reverse

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)

Can XFN links use protocols other than http://?

Can you use rel="me" for other protocols besides HTTP? such as mailto: or aim:? --Brian Suda 03:37, 2006-05-12 (PST)

  • The current answer is "yes" particular because XFN only described the relationship between two things, rather than the protocol with which either thing is addressed.


See Also