[theme-reviewers] XFN Profile

John Wilson mail at johnwilsononline.com
Wed Jul 16 17:50:23 UTC 2014

Hi Otto,

I spotted you picked this up on one of my reviews. I found this in the
Theme Review Guidelines of the Theme Developer Handbook...


On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 6:39 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:

> This was pointed out on StackExchange and I found some tickets referring
> to it:
> Correct XFN profile link in <head> tag: <head
> profile="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11"> or <link rel="profile"
> href="http://gmpg.org/xfn/11" /> (Exception: Wholly HTML 5 themes
> must not have the profile, as HTML 5 does not support it.)
> Where does the last part about HTML 5 come from? Where was this
> sentence obtained?
> HTML 5, like all HTML's, ignores things it does not know about.
> There's nothing I know of that would make "link rel=profile" invalid
> or incorrect, and there is no reason to omit it from a theme just
> because hand-wavy-HTML5.
> I believe this information is incorrect and we should not be giving
> incorrect information to theme authors. It causes confusion and
> nitpickiness, especially among those who don't know HTML that well to
> begin with. All the default themes have the link rel=profile in them
> for the XFN linkage.
> -Otto
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