[uf-discuss] XFN is getting smoked by FOAF

Angus McIntyre angus at pobox.com
Wed Mar 12 11:53:27 PST 2008

Costello, Roger L. wrote:
> A few days ago I was browsing through Twitter and at somebody's web
> page I viewed the page source and found XFN being used.  Unfortunately,
> I didn't bookmark that page.  Since then I have been unable to find any
> pages on Twitter that contains XFN.  Can someone point me to a web page
> on Twitter which contains XFN?

The individual user pages on Twitter contain XFN.

For example:


The only catch here is that the only relation represented is 'contact',
and the link is to the user's Twitter page rather than an external site.

However, you could do a two-stage parse: follow the link to the user's
Twitter page, and then look for a link with 'rel="me"' to discover their
website (because links to the user's website are also XFN-marked, using
the 'me' relation).


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