[wp-docs] Links Manager

Michael D.Adams mikea at turbonet.com
Sun Mar 6 20:33:55 GMT 2005


Can you please give this article a once over and give (again) your 
thoughts on including the material it currently presents in Codex?

Michael D Adams

On Mar 6, 2005, at 11:06 AM, Carthik Sharma wrote:

> A new page, http://codex.wordpress.org/Defining_Relationships_with_XFN
> has been created. I attempted to make it more wordpress-centric and to
> explain the importance of XFN. Now we can edit it, and modify it to
> suit our needs. Edit mercilessly!
> Carthik.
> On Mon, 21 Feb 2005 15:55:46 -0800, Michael D. Adams 
> <mikea at turbonet.com> wrote:
>> The XFN whatnot was written to describe what people see when in the
>> Links Manager.  In particular, the definitions were written up because
>> I thought it wouldn't be obvious to most people to click on the
>> "Profile" link from http://gmpg.org/xfn/ to find an explanation of 
>> what
>> each relationship means.
>> A clearer link ("To find out what each of these relationships mean,
>> click here") in WordPress' Links Manager itself would be useful, and
>> would eliminate the need to for most of the information on the Codex
>> page.
>> On Feb 21, 2005, at 2:18 PM, Matt Mullenweg wrote:
>>> I think just copying the info from the XFN page isn't useful, we
>>> should point people to the original resource, the page might be 
>>> better
>>> if it explained why XFN is important in the context of WordPress,
>>> rather than duplicating information better found at the source.
>> I don't know what you mean here.  It seems to me that XFN is no more
>> important and is used no differently "in the context of WordPress" 
>> than
>> anywhere else.  So, again, perhaps the page isn't useful.
>> mdawaffe
>> PS: I considered copyright issues only briefly as I was writing it up
>> (the small link is the result of that brief consideration);  I 
>> intended
>> to be more careful later - I forgot.  Supposing the page is actually
>> useful to have in Codex, a better citation is in order, as would be
>> contacting the appropriate authors, of which you (Matt) are one.

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