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XFN 1.1 Released

The gang at GMPG (which includes me) has published the XFN 1.1 profile.  This is the profile we presented at Hypertext 2004, where we got a positive response to both the overall concept and the new values.  They are contact, kin, and me.  All three are the result of feedback we received after XFN 1.0 was released.  Of the three, I find contact the most interesting, mostly because I would never have thought of it.  To me, it seems like a value that is more about professional status than personal relationship, but a lot of people saw things otherwise.  So in it went.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term kin, it refers to any member of your family, either a blood relative or someone closely related through marriage.  As an example, all of my aunts and uncles are kin, even though half of them aren’t blood relations, having married into the family.  It was the most compact ungendered term we could find besides “family”, which didn’t feel right.

As for me, that was a value we debated for inclusion in 1.0 almost literally up to the hour we released it.  In the end, we cut it because we were resolved to include only those values we felt sure would be useful, thus keeping things as simple and lightweight as possible.  We figured that if people wanted the value, they’d tell us—and they did.  Tantek and I batted around some thoughts concerning uses of me while we were at the conference and I think we may be on to some interesting ideas.  Hopefully they’ll hold up after further discussion.

If you have a comment on XFN 1.1 or an idea for a value we could add to a future version of XFN, let us know.

Nine Responses

    • #1
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    • Mon 16 Aug 2004
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    Received from XFN 1.1 <Anne's Weblog about Markup & Style>

    [...] tyle Archives Test About Contact Weblog (Atom) HREF (Atom) XFN 1.1 After reading XFN 1.1 Released, XFN 1.1 (Matthew didn’t publish yet) and the profile I was re [...]

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    • Mon 16 Aug 2004
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    Received from randypeterman.com/wordpress/ » XFN 1.1 Released

    [...] Multimedia Protocols Group have released XFN 1.1. Eric Meyer writes about it on his blog: XFN 1.1 Released. I don’t use XFN a whole lot, and I really should. It& [...]

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    • Tue 17 Aug 2004
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    Received from The Opti Mystic » XFN 1.1 profile released | Right of centre and left of right. Right about everything!

    [...] under: Weblogs, Internet — The Opti Mystic @ 1:27 am I just noted via Eric Meyer that the folks over at GMPG have just published the XFN 1.1 profile. [...]

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    • Tue 17 Aug 2004
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    Received from geek ramblings » XFN 1.1

    [...] er: Tech Web Blogs — Dougal @ 10:51 am I read yesterday from Tantek and Eric that XFN has been upgraded to version 1.1. They’ve added three new v [...]

    • #5
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    • Mon 16 Aug 2004
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    Received from molly.com

    XFN 1.1 arrives
    GOT FRIENDS? THEN get XFN 1.1 savvy! The XHTML Friends Network has expanded to contain new relationship values which includes me. And anything that includes me has got to be good, right?

    • #6
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    • Mon 16 Aug 2004
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    Received from randypeterman.com/wordpress/

    XFN 1.1 Released
    The folks at Global Multimedia Protocols Group have released XFN 1.1. Eric Meyer writes about it on his blog: XFN 1.1 Released.

    I don’t use XFN a whole lot, and I really should. It’s a nifty way to allow search engines and other data parsers to f…

    • #7
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    • Mon 16 Aug 2004
    • 1928
    Received from Petroglyphs

    Fun with XFN
    XFN 1.1 is out… but that”s not what this is about. What this is about is a bit of geek humour using the rel attribute.

    • #8
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    • Mon 16 Aug 2004
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    Received from K-Squared Ramblings

    XFN Updated
    A new version of XFN has been released, with a few changes and a few new attributes. (XFN, the “XHTML Friends Network” is a simple way of adding information to a link to indicate your relationship to that person.)

    New relationship types include k…

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    • Tue 17 Aug 2004
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    Received from geek ramblings

    XFN 1.1

    I read yesterday from Tantek and Eric that XFN has been upgraded to version 1.1. They’ve added three new values: contact, kin, and me. The me value is under an entirely new “identity” category, and is exclusive of all other values. Eric has some a…


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