[uf-discuss] rel-tag and arbitrary content

Derrick Lyndon Pallas derrick at pallas.us
Mon Sep 24 17:47:25 PDT 2007

Benjamin West wrote:
> We've had discussions along these lines before.  At one point, someone
> suggested adding a top level classname that would serve as a kind of
> keyword flag to let parsers know how to apply the rel-tag.  However, we
> never reached consensus on the need or the solution. (search for
> scoping discussions)
> Perhaps delicious' problems with rel-tag is a good enough concrete case
> to renew discussion
As I pointed out last time, this issue comes up every six months. It is 
worth considering that you don't need microformats to extract data from 
del.icio.us; it's available in purely semantic form as RSS. Also: 
rel-tag doesn't capture the data delivered by del.icio.us in the way 
that is being disucssed; the tags apply to the links from del.icio.us, 
not to the page as a whole. ~D

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