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  1. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    If you ever wondered why we had rel attribute editing in the links manager, XFN is why. Dev blog post about it. Any thoughts on this? Who'll be the first to put it on their blog?

  2. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I certainly am interested in this. I've been working with a community of folks that are primarily fans of a little band from Texas [Houston, actually, Matt ;)], and I've been thinking about building a php application for linking folks together.
    I think that the concept's pretty doggone interesting, and I'd be involved purely just for the fun factor.

  3. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    OK. I am using:
    rel='acquaintance' in 3 of the links on my site. What change does that make. Or am I missing the point...

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    XFN has my vote! BTW, thanks for posting this, because up until now, I haven't had time to figure out what the REL field was all about in the the Links Manager! LOL!
    Now I know, and I like it! It makes total sense to do something like that. In fact, I think I'm gonna update all of my links accordingly!
    Craig.

  5. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just finished updating all links in my link manager as appropriate. That was a pain, but doing it once means that you never have to do it again. :)

  6. Chris J. Davis
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am now using this on my site as well. I am also taking advantage of the super cool CSS 2.1 hack. I think this is a good start to build more community between us.
    I would be interested in more applications of this technology, as well as ideas for implementation and roll-out.

  7. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Jesuit,
    Which CSS 2.1 hack are you referring to?
    Craig.

  8. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks everybody!
    It's one of those things that takes about 10 minutes when you first do it but after that it's a breeze.

  9. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Jesuit,
    Thanks for the explanation! It's a great help.
    Craig.

  10. Chris J. Davis
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    NuclearMoose: No problem, I enjoy helping with the stuff I actually know something about.

  11. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Matt:
    I saw on some of the discussion about it all that there's some discussion about a "me" variable. This would work for me, personally, seeing as I have a couple sites.
    Also, if the rel attribute in the Link Manager is really to be used for this, might not a drop-down box be applicable, with the ability to select multiple options in the box? Obviously, this damages flexibility from other rel attributes, though.

  12. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You know what's funny is a week or two before we released Tantek proposed a "me" value and we discussed ourselves out of it. The plan though is to take the feedback from version 1 and see how people are using it and incorporate the most popular and most effective suggestions into 2.

  13. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Are there plans to have a central place for comments, or are you three going to try to aggregate them as best you can?

  14. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    We're going to have a blog eventually (powered by WP of course) where we point to people who post about XFN on their blog or site.

  15. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Wicked cool. :)

  16. seraph
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "woah. I have a relational web of friends now"

  17. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am on the XFN Friendly User page! I will do it more responsibly now. Never knew, it meant so much to the developers. :O)

  18. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Who do we have to bribe to be on there? ;)

  19. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    for me it was a welcome surprise. considering i only had few of the links worth XFNing... :)

  20. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thinking on what Jesuit posted about using CSS2 techniques ... I'm mulling adding buttons [though square rather than your standard ubiqutous rectangular buttons] to note the relationship types.
    If I can come up with something moderately pleasing, I'll share.

  21. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Since it's probably not clear unless you stare at the CSS a while: I was generating A, F, and M buttons on the fly, using green as the background for the A and F [the relationship buttons] and gray for the M [the physical buttons]. I had cribbed up a sheet that proposed blue for the professional, khaki for the geographical, white for the familial, and red for the romantic.
    I guess I could conceivably come up with CSS to match each possible set of rel attribute, but the other issue with that is convention of the generation of the rel keywords--you'd need to be consistent about order to make it work.
    I'll scratch my chin some more.

  22. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    GFM, I've run into this problem before. What I hope to do is build a small PHP app that lets you enter what stylings you want and then it iterates and creates the CSS for all possible combinations.

  23. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Well, I don't have any big issues with creating the combinatorics [crap, I spent too much time in probability and statistics back in college], but that's going to blow the size of your stylesheet up something fierce, and my stylesheet would be specific to the way that I've ordered the XFN-ish rel attributes.

  24. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just checked in an adaption of the XFN Creator integrated with the link manager into the CVS.

  25. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just went XFN crazy today on my blog. I love the concept as it makes the Internet more RELevant between actual people.
    Great stuff, gentlemen.
    Craig.

  26. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @Geof,
    What if you created classes for each with the CSS?
    a.acquaintance[rel~="acquaintance"]:before {
    content: "A";
    border:1px solid;
    border-color:#FC9 #630 #330 #F96;
    padding:0 3px;
    font:bold 1em 'Courier New';
    color:#FFF;
    background:rgb(0,179,71);
    text-decoration:none;
    margin: 0 5px 0 0;
    I don't know if this would work, but maybe it's worth a try. :)
    Craig.

  27. gfmorris
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It possibly could work, but I fear that you'll again run into the same problem I had before. It's something to consider after I get back from the holidays.

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