[uf-discuss] xfn and biographies
andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Mon Jan 21 15:17:15 PST 2008
In message <DDBEAB3D-2322-457F-8473-31D313D07C75 at eatyourgreens.org.uk>,
Jim O'Donnell <jim at eatyourgreens.org.uk> writes
>Does anyone have any thoughts on using xfn (or some variant thereof)
>to add machine-readable relationships to published biographies? Or in
>general, to express the relationships that exist within the network of
>people associated with an archive of published writing?
Yes; this has been discussed in relation to genealogy on wiki:
and mailing list.
> A specific example is the link from
>to http://www.nmm.ac.uk/flinders/ListPeople.cfm?ID=96 (near the end of
>the biography) where I could potentially mark that Ann is the daughter
Presently; you can't. You can only express that she is his child,
because XFN (like hCard, which you might also use to convey data about
Ann and Matthew) has no expressions of gender.
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