[uf-discuss] Re: What social networking sites uses XFN to
expressrelationships and makes the XFN data visible so that it
Costello, Roger L.
costello at mitre.org
Fri Mar 7 13:46:15 PST 2008
I have a blog account on WordPress.com
When I add an individual to my blogroll the user interface on
WordPress.com gives me the ability to designate the individual as
friend, co-worker, etc (all the XFN values).
After adding the individual I see a web page containing the link to the
new individual. But when I do View Page Source on that web page I do
not see the XFN stuff on the link. For example, here is a link on my
<a href='http://adambosworth.wordpress.com/' title='Visit Adam
Notice that there is no rel="..." on the link.
Also, I noticed on the wiki page  this tidbit about WordPress: "An
open-source Weblogging package that offers XFN annotation of its
internally-stored list of links."
Notice the phrase: "internally-stored"
So, between my own experience on WordPress.com, and this wiki tidbit I
have come to the conclusion that the XFN information is not visible.
But I hope to be proven wrong!
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Subject: [uf-discuss] Re: What social networking sites uses XFN to
expressrelationships and makes the XFN data visible so that it canbe
> Apparently WordPress uses XFN to express relationship information,
> the XFN data is not visible.
I'm not sure what this could mean. If you mean, by visible:
> I want to be able to do View Page Source and see the rel="..." on the
then WordPress does indeed make its XFN data visible. In fact, there's
no other way to use XFN.
Have I misunderstood your question?
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