XHTML Friends Network

   23 March 2004, late morning

XFN is a way to describe your relationship to someone else on the web via the rel attribute for a link. XFN is a simple idea, and seems easy to implement, so I may add the information to my links shortly. Basically if Dave is my friend, and I have a link to him on my web-page, then I state that he is my friend in that link.

Update: I’m listed on rubhub now. I haven’t thought of anything cool to do with the XFN information, except perhaps highlight links differently depending on my relationship with someone.

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Comments

  1. My links are now annotated with XFN information.

  2. cool, can i be your arch-nemesis?

  3. Apparently it isn't an option. I wonder why.

  4. booo-urns.

  5. See http://gmpg.org/xfn/background -- specifically, the part titled "Positive or neutral relationships only."

  6. So there is your answer, Rishi. I guess I can always add you as my arch-nemisis. I wonder how the system handles malformed relationships? I wonder how Eric found my site too. (He is one of the three people who wrote up this XFN spec.)

  7. maybe he's got a trackback going.

  8. I suspect it is magic that brought him here.

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