[uf-discuss] Vote-Links use cases ?

Kevin Marks kmarks at technorati.com
Sun Dec 4 17:45:46 PST 2005

On Dec 4, 2005, at 3:01 PM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
> On 12/4/05, Ryan King <ryan at technorati.com> wrote:
>> On Dec 3, 2005, at 1:07 AM, Charles Iliya Krempeaux wrote:
>>> For example, are vote-links just a better version of rel-nofollow.
>>> (With rel="nofollow" being equivalent to rev="vote-against".)  Or are
>>> there other use cases.

Actually rel="nofollow' is equivalent to rev="vote-abstain". It means 
that the status is not asserted by the page.

> I was actually thinking of using for something along these lines.  So,
> for example, (in Canadian politics) a person could express the "view"
> on a bill like:
>     I am against <a rev="vote-against"
> href="http://laws.justice.gc.ca/en/1995/39/">Bill C-68</a>.

That would be a splendid use for them.

>> And on the topic of vote-links vs. relnofollow, notice that vote-
>> links are actually older than relNoFollow. :D

The original discussion is here:


This is before vote links got a proper HTML syntax

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