[uf-discuss] rel-xxx proposal

Charles Iliya Krempeaux supercanadian at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 14:48:09 PDT 2005


On 10/26/05, Edward O'Connor <hober0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> > This proposed Microformat is a way for page to "mark" what's at the
> > end of the href -- in this case http://xxx-site.example.com/ -- is an
> > XXX site.
> OK.
> > <a rel="xxx" href="http://xxx-site.example.com/">XXX Site</a>
> Using the rel attribute for this strikes me as wrong.
> Quoting <URL:http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/links.html#adef-rel>:
>         This attribute describes the relationship *from the
>         current document* to the anchor specified by the href
>         attribute. [Emphasis mine.]
> Surely, whether or not the site you're linking to is XXX/NSFW/whatever
> is quite independent of its relationship to *your* site.
> Perhaps class="xxx" would be better in this case.

It has become common practice to use URL's and webpages to represent
"people", to represent "groups", and to represent "ideas".

If that is the case then, for example, if a webpage had rel-xxx on it
and that webpage represented a person -- let's say Joe Blow -- then it
would be saying:

    Joe Blow considers what's at the end of that URL to be XXX
(pornographic) material.

See ya

     Charles Iliya Krempeaux, B.Sc.

     charles @ reptile.ca
     supercanadian @ gmail.com

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