[uf-discuss] A (big) problem with XFN: identity of source and target not findable

David Janes davidjanes at blogmatrix.com
Thu Mar 20 00:56:42 PST 2008

On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 1:49 AM, John Allsopp <john at westciv.com> wrote:
> Christopher
>  > gonna have to take that westciv domain away if you're not
>  > careful :-) :-)
>  >
>  > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:La_naissance_de_Vénus.jpg
>  I'll see you your Aphrodite, and raise you
>  "Athena leaped from Zeus's head, fully grown and armed"
>  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Athena
>  looks like we may both be right!

We're both right, but I meant Athena ;-)

>  Perhaps the ambiguous relationship between Athena and Zeus is captured
>  perfectly by XFN
>  rel="parent" (being arguably both father and mother)
>  And with that, a happy easter to all those who celebrate that
>  particular festival

This was one of the loose thoughts I had at SGFooCamp -- that the
social (XFN) graph is a subset of some other graph representing other

<David> rel=celebrates <Easter>
<David> rel=attended <SGFooCamp>

Hey look, I can write triples too!

Regards, etc...

David Janes
Founder, BlogMatrix

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