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=== Why is muse in the romantic category ===
 
=== Why is muse in the romantic category ===
 
 
''According to the [http://gmpg.org/xfn/11 XFN spec], rel="muse" is a link to someone who inspires you, and is listed as being a "romantic" relationship. Does it is always implied as a romantic relationship, since one could certainly find someone else inspiring without being romantically involved/interested?''
 
''According to the [http://gmpg.org/xfn/11 XFN spec], rel="muse" is a link to someone who inspires you, and is listed as being a "romantic" relationship. Does it is always implied as a romantic relationship, since one could certainly find someone else inspiring without being romantically involved/interested?''
  
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* The [http://gmpg.org/xfn/11 XFN spec] defines ''muse'' as well as ''crush'', and one ought not to be confused with the other. Either way, romantically or figuratively, the muse inspires.
 
* The [http://gmpg.org/xfn/11 XFN spec] defines ''muse'' as well as ''crush'', and one ought not to be confused with the other. Either way, romantically or figuratively, the muse inspires.
 
* Note also: [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/muse The Wiktionary definition of ''muse'']
 
* Note also: [http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/muse The Wiktionary definition of ''muse'']
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=== Why not use rev instead of a keyword to denote the reverse ===
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''Why not exploit the rev property to avoid having to use a different keyword to denote the reverse? --[[User:WizardIsHungry|Jon Williams]] 14:41, 8 Jan 2007 (PST)''
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* In short, <code>rev</code> should not be used.  For more details see the [[rel-faq|rel FAQ]] in particular [[rel-faq#Should_.27rev.27_even_be_used|Should 'rev' even be used]].
  
 
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* [[xfn]]
 
* [[xfn]]
 
* [[xfn-clarifications]]
 
* [[xfn-clarifications]]
 
* [[xfn-implementations]]
 
* [[xfn-implementations]]

Revision as of 22:52, 8 January 2007

XFN FAQ

This page is for documenting Q&A about XFN in addition to the official XFN FAQ. It is likely that items here will be incorporated there. Or perhaps GMPG may choose to redirect the FAQ here - this is to be determined. For now, if you have a new question to ask about XFN, please consider first asking your question on the microformats-discuss mailing list.

Please first read the official XFN FAQ.

Q&A

Why is muse in the romantic category

According to the XFN spec, rel="muse" is a link to someone who inspires you, and is listed as being a "romantic" relationship. Does it is always implied as a romantic relationship, since one could certainly find someone else inspiring without being romantically involved/interested?

  • Certainly "muse" was not intended to only be purely romantic in the literal "romantic relationship" sense (though it is clear how that could easily be misconstrued), and of course that meaning is included. The categorization as "romantic" is in a broader sense, similar to romanticism as in enabling the elevation of:

    "the achievements of what it [Romanticism] perceived as misunderstood heroic individuals and artists that altered society."

    or romance the genre.
  • The XFN spec defines muse as well as crush, and one ought not to be confused with the other. Either way, romantically or figuratively, the muse inspires.
  • Note also: The Wiktionary definition of muse

Why not use rev instead of a keyword to denote the reverse

Why not exploit the rev property to avoid having to use a different keyword to denote the reverse? --Jon Williams 14:41, 8 Jan 2007 (PST)

See Also