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XFN (x)html Friends Network

Discussion in 'Design' started by Resonate, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Resonate

    Resonate <span style="color: white; font-weight: 700; backg Webmaster

    Was looking through my XFN (x)html Friends Network websites & actually wondered how many people use or actually know what XFN is. Wordpress by default is built to use the XFN network tagging so i know a lot will use it but do they understand it?

    XFN (XHTML Friends Network) is a simple way to represent human relationships using hyperlinks. In recent years, blogs and blogrolls have become the fastest growing area of the Web. XFN enables web authors to indicate their relationship(s) to the people in their blogrolls simply by adding a 'rel' attribute to their <a href> tags, e.g.:

    The links in a Wordpress blogroll would look something like this:
    • <a href="http://cbarker.ws/" rel="me">Jane</a>
    • <a href="http://dave-blog.example.org/" rel="friend met">Dave</a>
    • <a href="http://darryl-blog.example.org/" rel="friend met">Darryl</a>
    • <a href="http://www.metafilter.com/">MetaFilter</a>
    • <a href="http://james-blog.example.com/" rel="met">James Expert</a>
    There are many different tags which you can specify from you owning a website to you working for one, The tags go in the same place as rel="nofollow" tags.

    Want to know more? visit the XFN (XHTML Friends Network)
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  2. temi

    temi Facilitator Webmaster

    Whao! this is a rather interesting use of tags, thanks for sharing Carl, rep added.

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